Multiparameter Light Scattering for Rapid Virus Identification
Multiparameter light scattering (MLS) is a term we have used to describe the simultaneous measurement of multiple elements of the Mueller matrix at specific wavelengths and scattering angles. This 4 Χ 4 matrix describes the polarization sensitive transformation of an incident beam of light into a scattered beam of light by a scattering object such as a virus or suspension of virus particles. The Mueller matrix contains a great deal of information about the internal structure and shape of the virus particle. This information is sufficient in many cases to enable discrimination among a wide variety of different viruses of clinical significance.
KeywordsAzimuthal Angle Rotary Stage Output Window Fast Axis Mueller Matrix
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