Detection of Laser Light Scattered by Materials near a Phase Transition
Final rept. 1 Aug 1970-31 Jul 1976
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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A summary is presented of a study of critical fluctuations using laser light scattering techniques. Highlights of the accomplishments are experimental verification of exponential decay of critical fluctuations and of the hypothesis of dynamical scaling, experimental observation of an effect of a viscosity anomaly on the decay rate of the fluctuations and experimental evidence for the principle of universality of the critical correlation function. It was decided to measure the critical fluctuations in the binary liquid 3- methylpentane-nitroethane.
- Physical Chemistry
- Solid State Physics