Method of Laser Cross-correlation Optical Spectroscopy for Investigation of Dispersion Medium


In the paper, we suggest one of the possible schemes of a cross-correlation optical spectroscopicdevice for investigation of turbid colloidal solutions and suspensions. This devise is designed fordeterminationof the hydrodynamic radii of nanoparticles. The cross-correlation function is constructed for two signals of light intensity scattered on a cuvette with the investigated dispersion medium. The construction of crosscorrelation optical spectroscopicdevice makes it possible to detect single scattered light by suppressing multiple scattering. We carried out an analysis of literature containing theory of light scattering and results of applying cross-correlation method for investigation of solutions and suspensions. Based on the analytical review, the scheme of cross-correlation optical spectroscopicdevice was developed and constructed.

Keywords: specklefield, cross-correlation, optical spectroscopy, size distribution, dispersion medium

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