This paper demonstrates the utility of a noninvasive backscatter fiber optic probe for dynamic light-scattering characterization of a microemulsion comprising sodium dodecyl sulfate/1-butanol/brine/heptane. The fiber probe, comprising two optical fibers precisely positioned in a stainless steel body, is a miniaturized and efficient self-beating dynamic light-scattering system. Accuracy of particle size estimation is better than +/- 2%.
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Ansari, Rafat R.; Dhadwal, Harbans S.; Cheung, Michael; and Meyer, William V., "Microemulsion Characterization by the Use of a Noninvasive Backscatter Fiber Optic Probe" (1993). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research. 5.