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United States Patent Patent No.: US 6,937,341 B1


Disclosed are system and method for a characterizing system consisting of a fluid sample on a two-sided stage, utilizing data obtained by applying, from both sides thereof, beams of electromagnetic radiation to a fluid coated surface in a containing cell volume. The beams can have the same or different wavelength content and/or polarization state and can be applied at the same or different magnitude angles-of-incidence, and a third typically unpolarized beam can be applied at a normal angle-of-incidence.