Optical Rheometry of Complex Fluids

Hardcover | February 1, 1987

byGerald G. Fuller

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This book provides a self-contained presentation of optical methods used to measure the structure and dynamics of complex fluids subject to the influence of external fields. Such fields--hydrodynamic, electric, and magnetic--are commonly encountered in both academic and industrial research,and can produce profound changes in the microscale properties of liquids comprised of polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, or surfactants. Starting with the basic Maxwell field equations, this book discusses the polarization properties of light, including Jones and Mueller calculus, and then coversthe transmission, reflection, and scattering of light in anisotropic materials. Spectroscopic interactions with oriented systems such as absorptive dichroism, small wide angle light scattering, and Raman scattering are discussed. Applications of these methods to a wide range of problems in complexfluid dynamics and structure are presented, along with selected case studies chosen to elucidate the range of techniques and materials that can be studied. As the only book of its kind to present a self-contained description of optical methods used for the full range of complex fluids, this workwill be special interest to a wide range of readers, including chemical engineers, physical chemists, physicists, polymer and colloid scientists, along with graduate and post-graduate researchers.

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This book provides a self-contained presentation of optical methods used to measure the structure and dynamics of complex fluids subject to the influence of external fields. Such fields--hydrodynamic, electric, and magnetic--are commonly encountered in both academic and industrial research,and can produce profound changes in the micro...

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This book provides a self-contained presentation of the optical methods used to measure the structure and dynamics of complex fluids that are subject to the influence of external fields. Starting with the basic Maxwell field equations, this book discusses the polarization properties of light, including Jones and Mueller calculus, and t...

Gerald G. Fuller is at Stanford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 0.91 inPublished:February 1, 1987Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195097181

ISBN - 13:9780195097184

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Table of Contents

1. Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves2. Transmission by Anisotropic Media: The Jones and Mueller Calculus3. Reflection and Refraction of Light: Ellipsometry4. Total Intensity Light Scattering5. Spectroscopic Methods6. Laser Doppler Velocimetry and Dynamic Light7. Microstructural Theories of Optical Properties8. Design of Optical Instruments9. Selection and Alignment of Optical Components10. Applications and Case StudiesAppendix I. List of Jones and Mueller MatricesAppendix II. NomenclatureReferencesAuthors CitedIndex

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"Highly recommended for any researchers in the chemical sciences who have an interest in this type of optical technique for characterizing microstructure in complex liquids....This presentation of such a wide range of techniques, unified by a common mathematical formalism, cannot be found inany other recent reference....[T]his monograph evinces Fuller's leadership in optical rheology and should be consulted by anyone who has a serious interest in either theoretical or practical aspects of this area." --Journal of the American Chemical Society