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1993

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Light-Scattering Technique For The Study Of Dynamic Thickness Fluctuations In Thin Liquid Films, Richard C. Haskell, Daniel C. Petersen, Mark W. Johnson Jan 1993

Light-Scattering Technique For The Study Of Dynamic Thickness Fluctuations In Thin Liquid Films, Richard C. Haskell, Daniel C. Petersen, Mark W. Johnson

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The authors describe a light-scattering technique capable of probing the dynamics of thickness fluctuations in lipid bilayers. The technique, which they call reflectance fluctuation spectroscopy (RFS), is keenly sensitive to light scattered from the squeeze modes of motion in a thin liquid film, and insensitive to light scattered from the bend modes. A laser beam is focused to a small spot on the film, and the power in the specularly reflected beam is recorded in real time. Thickness fluctuations associated with the squeeze modes of motion give rise to fluctuations in the power of the specularly reflected light. The frequency ...


Light-Scattering Technique For The Study Of Dynamic Thickness Fluctuations In Thin Liquid Films, Richard C. Haskell, Daniel C. Petersen, Mark W. Johnson Jan 1993

Light-Scattering Technique For The Study Of Dynamic Thickness Fluctuations In Thin Liquid Films, Richard C. Haskell, Daniel C. Petersen, Mark W. Johnson

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The authors describe a light-scattering technique capable of probing the dynamics of thickness fluctuations in lipid bilayers. The technique, which they call reflectance fluctuation spectroscopy (RFS), is keenly sensitive to light scattered from the squeeze modes of motion in a thin liquid film, and insensitive to light scattered from the bend modes. A laser beam is focused to a small spot on the film, and the power in the specularly reflected beam is recorded in real time. Thickness fluctuations associated with the squeeze modes of motion give rise to fluctuations in the power of the specularly reflected light. The frequency ...