A Comparison of Models Used in the Analysis of Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering Data from Two Motile Systems: Spermatozoa and Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii
It has been over ten years since it was first indicated that the motility of microorganisms might be quantitatively studied using quasi-elastic light scattering.1 Two important assumptions were used in those studies; first, that the scatterer was a point particle or at least spherically symmetrical and second, that it moved in straight lines for times long compared with (qv)−1. It appears that both of these restrictions are not upheld at the same time in any real motile systems.
KeywordsAutocorrelation Function Speed Detection Straight Line Motion Bull Spermatozoon Trajectory Effect
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