IEEE Photonics Journal (Jan 2022)

High-Resolution Determination of Kinetic Parameters of Sucrose Hydrolysis Based on Weak Measurement

  • Peng Tang,
  • Yetao Shu,
  • Zhaoxin Wen,
  • Yifei Song,
  • Shuoqing Liu,
  • Ting Wan,
  • Zhaoming Luo

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 14, no. 1
pp. 1 – 6


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We propose a high-resolution scheme for determining the kinetic parameters of sucrose hydrolysis based on the weak measurement, and the parameters including rate constant, half-life, activation energy and pre-exponential factor are experimentally determined. In the scheme, the postselection state of weak measurement is modified by the optical rotation angle in the process of sucrose hydrolysis, and the amplified spin-Hall shift acts as a probe for determining the kinetic parameters. The rate constant and half-life are obtained based on the time variations of amplified spin-Hall shifts under different reaction conditions of temperatures and hydrochloric acid concentrations. The corresponding activation energy and pre-exponential factor are also evaluated for explaining the physical mechanism which influences the rate constant and analyzing how to adjust the reaction conditions to predict or control the rate. The high resolution for optical rotation angle is achieved in our scheme, which can reach ${\rm {4}}{\rm {.9}} \times {\rm {10}}^{\rm {-4}}$ degree with one order of magnitude improvement over the polarimeter. These results can provide a possibility for the determination of chemical kinetic parameters with high-precision, real-time, label-free and convenient effects.