The European Physical Journal E

, 35:62

Near-field laser Doppler velocimetry measures near-wall velocities

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2012-12062-5

Cite this article as:
Loppinet, B., Dhont, J.K.G. & Lang, P. Eur. Phys. J. E (2012) 35: 62. doi:10.1140/epje/i2012-12062-5


A new near-wall velocimetry technique is proposed, based on evanescent wave dynamic light scattering, which allows for the measurement of near-wall velocity profile (characterized by an apparent slip velocity and a shear rate) with a resolution of tens of nanometers. A full theoretical expression of the correlation function is derived for the case of linear flow with negligible Brownian motion. The technique is demonstrated for latex spheres dispersed in water-glycerol mixtures.


Soft Matter: Interfacial Phenomena and Nanostructured Surfaces

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Foundation for Research and Technology HellasIESLHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Forschungszentrum Jülich, ICS-3JülichGermany