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Differential light scattering techniques appear to represent an attractive physical method for the rapid identification of various microorganisms. Certain general results of inverse scattering theory suggest strongly that characteristic of each distinct microorganism that scatters light is an essentially unique scattering pattern, i.e., unique differential(More)
Fly ash samples from two different generating plants have been examined by laser light scattering techniques. Individual particles below approximately 3-microm diam, found to be primarily spherical, were electrostatically levitated in a single-particle light scattering photometer while their differential light scattering (DLS) patterns were recorded. During(More)
The characterization of nanoparticle size and structure by means of classical light scattering measurements from monodisperse suspensions is examined from both the Rayleigh-Gans (R-G) approximation as well as (for various spherical structures) the exact Lorenz-Mie theory. A means by which the traditional limits of the R-G theory may be extended and(More)
The extended boundary condition method is used to make angular scattering calculations for a polydisperse suspension of prolate spheroidal particles. To aid in interpretation of the nonspherical results, calculations are also made for spherical particle suspensions. The basic particle models are two-layered approximations of common bacteria. Using a(More)
Differential light-scattering measurements of Staphylococcus aureus cultures were made before and after treatment with streptomycin. Changes were observed in the light-scattering characteristics of streptomycin-treated sensitive cells within 5 min after suspension in a hypotonic solution. No changes were observed with a resistant strain of cells nor with(More)
A bioassay method for the estimation of ara-C in biological samples which utilizes laser light scattering from suspensions of drug-sensitive bacteria has been developed. The species employed in the assay was Streptococcus faecium var. durans resistant to methotrexate and 6-mercaptopurine. In less than four hours, serum and urine levels of ara-C can be(More)