Clifford Frez

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Absorption of high power laser radiation by colloidal suspensions or solutions containing photoreactive chemicals can result in bubble production. Here, transient grating experiments are reported where picosecond and nanosecond lasers are used to initiate photoinduced processes that lead to bubble formation. Irradiation of colloidal Pt suspensions is found(More)
Expressions for the time dependence of the state variables in a transient grating experiment carried out on suspensions of particles can be determined by integration over space of the solutions for the temperature and photoacoustic pressure for a single particle. The method relies on independent computation of the thermal and acoustic modes of wave motion(More)
We report measurements of thermal diffusivity of several room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) using the transient grating method. Measurements are carried out using ionic liquids with small concentrations of an inert dye that is excited by the 532 nm output of a Nd:YAG laser in a grating with a fringe spacings of (92 and 104) μm. The experiments give(More)
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