Light-scattering from the liquid-vapor interface


E. Mazur and D. S. Chung. 1987. “Light-scattering from the liquid-vapor interface.” Physica, 147A, Pp. 387–406. Publisher's Version


This paper presents light scattering spectra from the liquid-vapor interface of water and ethanol. Both quasi-elastic (Rayleigh) scattering and inelastic (Brillouin) scattering from fluctuations at the interface are observed. The spectra were obtained using a novel Fourier transform heterodyne technique that allows one to resolve the full Rayleigh-Brillouin triplet. Capillary waves travelling in opposite directions can therefore be separated, making the present technique suitable for studying nonequilibrium effects in interfaces.
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