Compact laser light-scattering instrument for microgravity research

Richard B. Rogers, William V. Meyer, Jixiang Zhu, Paul M. Chaikin, William B. Russel, Min Li, Walter B. Turner

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    Abstract

    NASA has developed a compact laser light-scattering instrument that employs both static and dynamic light-scattering techniques for microgravity research. The first use of this instrument was to study the behavior of colloidal hard spheres in a reduced gravity environment during the Second United States Microgravity Laboratory space shuttle mission. We discuss the instrument design and possible improvements based on our observations of significant differences between hard-sphere behavior in Earth's gravity and microgravity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)7493-7500
    Number of pages8
    JournalApplied Optics
    Volume36
    Issue number30
    StatePublished - Oct 20 1997

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    Microgravity
    microgravity
    Light scattering
    light scattering
    Lasers
    Gravitation
    lasers
    Space Shuttle missions
    Space shuttles
    Dynamic light scattering
    NASA
    Earth (planet)
    gravitation

    Keywords

    • Dynamic light scattering
    • Hard spheres
    • Microgravity
    • Static light scattering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Rogers, R. B., Meyer, W. V., Zhu, J., Chaikin, P. M., Russel, W. B., Li, M., & Turner, W. B. (1997). Compact laser light-scattering instrument for microgravity research. Applied Optics, 36(30), 7493-7500.

    Compact laser light-scattering instrument for microgravity research. / Rogers, Richard B.; Meyer, William V.; Zhu, Jixiang; Chaikin, Paul M.; Russel, William B.; Li, Min; Turner, Walter B.

    In: Applied Optics, Vol. 36, No. 30, 20.10.1997, p. 7493-7500.

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    Rogers, RB, Meyer, WV, Zhu, J, Chaikin, PM, Russel, WB, Li, M & Turner, WB 1997, 'Compact laser light-scattering instrument for microgravity research', Applied Optics, vol. 36, no. 30, pp. 7493-7500.
    Rogers RB, Meyer WV, Zhu J, Chaikin PM, Russel WB, Li M et al. Compact laser light-scattering instrument for microgravity research. Applied Optics. 1997 Oct 20;36(30):7493-7500.
    Rogers, Richard B. ; Meyer, William V. ; Zhu, Jixiang ; Chaikin, Paul M. ; Russel, William B. ; Li, Min ; Turner, Walter B. / Compact laser light-scattering instrument for microgravity research. In: Applied Optics. 1997 ; Vol. 36, No. 30. pp. 7493-7500.
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