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Ellipsometric light scattering (ELS) at room temperature is applied to unilamellar vesicles (approximately 50 nm radius) of 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC) in the gel phase and of 1,2-Dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) in the liquid-crystaline phase. A high sensitivity of this technique to the local anisotropy is found. From the(More)
A polarized light interferometer, suitable for the high-speed photography of microscopic objects in laser fusion experiments, is described. Based on a Wollaston prism as beam splitter, its main advantages are its relative simplicity, the absence of alignment and stability problems, and the extended spectral range down to 0.18 mum wavelength. The(More)
We report an unexpected nonphotothermal material organization induced by continuous-wave visible laser light at low power levels. This effect is observed along the laser beam propagation direction in fully transparent entangled solutions of common homopolymers featuring sufficiently high molecular mass and optical anisotropy along the chain backbone. The(More)
A single picosecond pulse from a mode-locked dye laser was used for time resolved microphotography of the gasdynamic phenomena occurring in a lasertarget interaction experiment. A time resolution of 5 ps and a spatial resolution of better than 10 ^ m were experimentally obtained. Results are presented for the case of laser irradiation of a thin foil, shock(More)
A new tool to study surface phenomena by evanescent wave light scattering is employed for an investigation of an aqueous surface through the water phase. When the angle of incidence passes the critical angle of total internal reflection, a high and narrow scattering peak is observed. It is discussed as an enhancement of scattering at critical angle(More)
The dynamic structure of a chemically end-grafted polystyrene brush bathed in solvents of varying interactions was studied by evanescent wave dynamic light scattering. It reveals distinct behavior under good and poor solvent conditions. The cooperative diffusion is a generic feature of a good solvent environment, whereas a second slow relaxation mode(More)
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