Non-dilute dispersed phase systems, such as foams, emulsions, and suspensions, are an important class of final formulations and chemical process intermediates in a variety of industries. The utility of these systems hinges on their stability over the lifetime of use, and therefore an accurate assessment of chemical and physical dynamics, asformulated, is required. We describe a unified treatment of diffusing wave spectroscopy (DWS) data using a range of optical path length with a goniometric instrument. DWS correlation data from multiple angles and robust Monte Carlo simulations are used to determine accurate values of the photon transport mean free path length. The variance on each correlation function is used to determine the physical time range that the mean squared displacement can be analyzed. Using standard solid particle suspensions of polystyrene and SiO2, we determine the average particle size with accuracy comparable to dynamic light scattering.

Particle sizing in non-dilute dispersions using diffusing wave spectroscopy with multiple optical path lengths / Mcmillin, Robert E.; Orsi, Davide; Cristofolini, Luigi; Ferri, James K.. - In: COLLOIDS AND INTERFACE SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 2215-0382. - 49:(2022), p. 100641. [10.1016/j.colcom.2022.100641]

Particle sizing in non-dilute dispersions using diffusing wave spectroscopy with multiple optical path lengths

Orsi, Davide;Cristofolini, Luigi;
2022

Abstract

Non-dilute dispersed phase systems, such as foams, emulsions, and suspensions, are an important class of final formulations and chemical process intermediates in a variety of industries. The utility of these systems hinges on their stability over the lifetime of use, and therefore an accurate assessment of chemical and physical dynamics, asformulated, is required. We describe a unified treatment of diffusing wave spectroscopy (DWS) data using a range of optical path length with a goniometric instrument. DWS correlation data from multiple angles and robust Monte Carlo simulations are used to determine accurate values of the photon transport mean free path length. The variance on each correlation function is used to determine the physical time range that the mean squared displacement can be analyzed. Using standard solid particle suspensions of polystyrene and SiO2, we determine the average particle size with accuracy comparable to dynamic light scattering.
Particle sizing in non-dilute dispersions using diffusing wave spectroscopy with multiple optical path lengths / Mcmillin, Robert E.; Orsi, Davide; Cristofolini, Luigi; Ferri, James K.. - In: COLLOIDS AND INTERFACE SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 2215-0382. - 49:(2022), p. 100641. [10.1016/j.colcom.2022.100641]
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