Hollow core photonic crystal fiber based viscometer with Raman spectroscopy

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dc.contributor.author Horan, Laura E.
dc.contributor.author Ruth, Albert A.
dc.contributor.author Gunning, Fatima C. Garcia
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T12:55:16Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-17T12:55:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012-12
dc.identifier.citation HORAN, L. E., RUTH, A. A. & GUNNING, F. C. G. 2012. Hollow core photonic crystal fiber based viscometer with Raman spectroscopy. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 137, 224504-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4771659 en
dc.identifier.volume 137 en
dc.identifier.issued 22 en
dc.identifier.startpage 224504 en
dc.identifier.issn 0021-9606
dc.identifier.issn 1089-7690
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/894
dc.identifier.doi 10.1063/1.4771659
dc.description.abstract The velocity of a liquid flowing through the core of a hollow core photonic crystal fiber (driven by capillary forces) is used for the determination of a liquid's viscosity, using volumes of less than 10 nl. The simple optical technique used is based on the change in propagation characteristics of the fiber as it fills with the liquid of interest via capillary action, monitored by a laser source. Furthermore, the liquid filled hollow core photonic crystal fiber is then used as a vessel to collect Raman scattering from the sample to determine the molecular fingerprint of the liquid under study. This approach has a wide variety of indicative uses in cases where nano-liter samples are necessary. We use 10–12 cm lengths of hollow core photonic crystal fibers to determine the viscosity and Raman spectra of small volumes of two types of monosaccharides diluted in a phosphate buffer solution to demonstrate the principle. The observed Raman signal is strongest when only the core of the hollow core photonic crystal fiber is filled, and gradually decays as the rest of the fiber fills with the sample. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (grant 6/IN/I969 and 11/RFP.1/PHY/3233) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics en
dc.relation.uri http://link.aip.org/link/?jcp/137/224504 en
dc.rights Copyright (2012) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in J. Chem. Phys. 137, 224504 (2012) and may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?jcp/137/224504 en
dc.subject Holey fibres en
dc.subject Liquids en
dc.subject Organic compounds en
dc.subject Photonic crystals en
dc.subject Raman spectra en
dc.subject Viscometers en
dc.subject Viscosity en
dc.title Hollow core photonic crystal fiber based viscometer with Raman spectroscopy en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D006/aruth en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Albert Ruth, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.ruth@ucc.ie en
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dc.internal.rssid 198533937 en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Chemical Physics en


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