We introduce confocal differential dynamic microscopy (ConDDM), a new technique yielding information comparable to that given by light scattering but in dense, opaque, fluorescent samples of micron-sized objects that cannot be probed easily with other existing techniques. We measure the correct wave vector q-dependent structure and hydrodynamic factors of concentrated hard-sphere-like colloids. We characterize concentrated swimming bacteria, observing ballistic motion in the bulk and a new compressed-exponential scaling of dynamics, and determine the velocity distribution; by contrast, near the coverslip, dynamics scale differently, suggesting that bacterial motion near surfaces fundamentally differs from that of freely swimming organisms.

Characterizing concentrated, multiply scattering, and actively driven fluorescent systems with confocal differential dynamic microscopy / P. Lu, F. Giavazzi, T. Angelini, E. Zaccarelli, F. Jargstorff, A. Schofield, J. Wilking, M. Romanowsky, D. Weitz, R. Cerbino. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS. - ISSN 0031-9007. - 108:21(2012 May 22), pp. 218103.1-218103.5. [10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.218103]

Characterizing concentrated, multiply scattering, and actively driven fluorescent systems with confocal differential dynamic microscopy

F. Giavazzi;R. Cerbino
2012-05-22

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We introduce confocal differential dynamic microscopy (ConDDM), a new technique yielding information comparable to that given by light scattering but in dense, opaque, fluorescent samples of micron-sized objects that cannot be probed easily with other existing techniques. We measure the correct wave vector q-dependent structure and hydrodynamic factors of concentrated hard-sphere-like colloids. We characterize concentrated swimming bacteria, observing ballistic motion in the bulk and a new compressed-exponential scaling of dynamics, and determine the velocity distribution; by contrast, near the coverslip, dynamics scale differently, suggesting that bacterial motion near surfaces fundamentally differs from that of freely swimming organisms.
suspensions; particles
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