Photophoretic Spectrometer
S. Arnold, Y. Amani and A. Orenstein
Rev. Sci.Inst. 51, 1202-1204 (1980)

An instrument is described which measures the spectral dependence of the radiometric (photophoretic) force on a micron-sized particle in a static configuration. This spectrometer consists of a servo-stabilized Milliken chamber which can be used as a photophoretic balance over the spectral range from 200 nm to 1000 nm. Spectra may be taken in a vacuum as small as 10^-4 torr. The action spectrum of the photophoretic force on a crystallite of CdS is used as an example. The pressure dependence of the force at 500 nm is consistent with a radiometric mechanism.