Localized measurement of longitudinal and transverse flow velocities in colloidal suspensions using optical coherence tomography

Nicolás Weiss, Ton G. van Leeuwen, Jeroen Kalkman

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We report on localized measurement of the longitudinal and transverse flow velocities in a colloidal suspension using optical coherence tomography. We present a model for the path-length resolved autocorrelation function including diffusion and flow, which we experimentally verify. For flow that is not perpendicular to the incident beam, the longitudinal velocity gradient over the coherence gate causes additional decorrelation, which is described by our model. We demonstrate simultaneous imaging of sample morphology and longitudinal and transverse flow at micrometer scale in a single measurement
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)042312
JournalPhysical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
Issue number4 Part 1
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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