Non-destructive controlled single-particle light scattering measurement

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We present a set of light scattering data measured from a millimeter-sized extraterrestrial rock sample. The data were acquired by our novel scatterometer, which enables accurate multi-wavelength measure- ments of single-particle samples whose position and orientation are controlled by ultrasonic levitation. The measurements demonstrate a non-destructive approach to derive optical properties of small mineral samples. This enables research on valuable materials, such as those returned from space missions or rare meteorites.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 114 Physical sciences
  • Light scattering
  • Optical properties
  • Ultrasonic levitation
  • Space mission

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