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Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in Complex Liquids

An Experimental Perspective

  • Renato Torre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christopher J. Milne, Yun-Liang Li, R. J. Dwayne Miller
    Pages 1-72
  3. Paolo Bartolini, Andrea Taschin, Roberto Eramo, Renato Torre
    Pages 73-127
  4. Paolo Bartolini, Andrea Taschin, Roberto Eramo, Renato Torre
    Pages 129-184
  5. Mojca Vilfan, I. Drevensˇek Olenik, Martin Cˇopiˇ
    Pages 185-216
  6. Carlo Manzo, Lorenzo Marrucci, Paparo Manzo
    Pages 217-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-248

About this book


Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in Complex Liquids introduces current state-of-the-art techniques in the study of complex dynamical problems in liquid phases. With a unique focus on the experimental aspects applied to complex liquids, this volume provides an excellent overview into the quickly emerging field of soft-matter science. Researchers and engineers will find a comprehensive review of current non-linear spectroscopic and optical Kerr effect techniques, in addition to an in-depth look into relaxation dynamics in complex liquids. This volume offers current experimental findings in transient grating spectroscopy and their application to viscoelastic phenomena in glass-formers, dynamics of confined liquid-crystals, and a time-resolved analysis of the host-quest interactions of dye molecules in liquid-crystal matter.

Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in Complex Liquids provides a cohesive introduction suitable for individuals involved in this emerging field, complete with the latest experimental procedures of complex liquids.


Raman spectroscopy complex liquids confined liquid crystals crystal development glass-former liquids liquid liquid crystals materials science optical Kerr effect physics science soft-matter spectroscopy transient grating experiments

Editors and affiliations

  • Renato Torre
    • 1
  1. 1.University of FirenzeSesto FiorentinoItaly

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