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Optics, Optical Methods, and Microscopy

Kannan M. Krishnan

in Principles of Materials Characterization and Metrology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198830252
eISBN:
9780191868665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830252.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Propagation of light is described as the simple harmonic motion of transverse waves. Combining waves that propagate on orthogonal planes give rise to linear, elliptical, or spherical polarization, ... More


Glassy dynamics and dynamical heterogeneity in colloids

Luca Cipelletti and Eric R. Weeks

in Dynamical Heterogeneities in Glasses, Colloids, and Granular Media

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199691470
eISBN:
9780191729799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691470.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Concentrated colloidal suspensions are a well‐tested model system which has a glass transition. Colloids are suspensions of small solid particles in a liquid, and exhibit glassy behaviour when the ... More


Single-molecule spectroscopy

Michel Orrit

in Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter gives an overview of the main optical methods used to detect and study single molecules and other small objects (nano-objects). Much of the work so far has exploited the excellent ... More


Polymer characterization

Ian L. Hosier and Alun S. Vaughan

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198503095
eISBN:
9780191916557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198503095.003.0006
Subject:
Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

Polymer science is, of course, driven by the desire to produce new materials for new applications. The success of materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene is such that these ... More


Three-Dimensional Optical Analysis of Ferroelectric Domain Walls

A. Haußmann, L. M. Eng, and S. Cherifi-Hertel

in Domain Walls: From Fundamental Properties to Nanotechnology Concepts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862499
eISBN:
9780191895319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862499.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter presents the latest results demonstrating the flexibility and sensitivity of optical methods for the investigation of the physical properties of DWs in 3D. Domain walls in ferroelectric ... More


Image Formation Using Lenses

Peter B. Moore

in Visualizing the Invisible: Imaging Techniques for the Structural Biologist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199767090
eISBN:
9780190267841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199767090.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter begins by describing the beginnings of optical microscopy, marking the onset of revolution in biology. Microscopes display the depth of field and depth of focus of microscopic images by ... More


Visualizing the Invisible: Imaging Techniques for the Structural Biologist

Peter Moore

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199767090
eISBN:
9780190267841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199767090.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Knowledge of the microscopic structure of biological systems is the key to understanding their physiological properties. Most of what we now know about this subject has been generated by techniques ... More


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