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Ultrafast dynamics in complex fluids observed through the ultrafast optically-heterodyne-detected optical-Kerr-effect (OHD-OKE)

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Abstract

The ultrafast molecular dynamics of complex fluids have been recorded using the optically-heterodyne-detected optical-Kerr-effect (OHD-OKE). The OHD-OKE method is reviewed and some recent refinements to the method are described. Applications to a range of complex fluids, including microemulsions, polymer melts and solutions, liquid crystal and ionic liquids are surveyed. The level of detail attainable with the OHD-OKE method in these complex fluids is discussed. The prospects for future experiments are discussed.

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The article was received on 03 Nov 2006, accepted on 05 Jan 2007 and first published on 07 Feb 2007


Article type: Invited Article
DOI: 10.1039/B616078F
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2007,9, 2167-2180
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    Ultrafast dynamics in complex fluids observed through the ultrafast optically-heterodyne-detected optical-Kerr-effect (OHD-OKE)

    N. T. Hunt, A. A. Jaye and S. R. Meech, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2007, 9, 2167
    DOI: 10.1039/B616078F

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