Accession Number:

AD0684365

Title:

THE OPTICAL MASER APPLIED TO THE STUDY OF MOLECULAR MOTIONS IN LIQUIDS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 5 Feb 65-31 Dec 68,

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA RADIATION LAB NEW YORK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Mention is given to the research carried out by the authors. This research includes a heterodyne spectrometer, developed and modified to enable studies of optical scattering in order to investigate the time dependence of critical opalescence in a binary mixture aniline-cyclohexane. The critical opalescence of pure carbon dioxide was studied next. The main result of that study showed that the thermal conductivity of a pure fluid diverges at its critical point as a power of the temperature interval from the critical temperature. Xenon appeared to be a good candidate for the prototypical critical phase transition, and optical measurements which determine the equation of state in xenon were performed.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE