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Electromagnetic Wave Scattering on Nonspherical Particles

Basic Methodology and Simulations

Rother, Tom, Kahnert, Michael

1st Edition, Springer (2009), ISBN 978-3-642-00704-0

2nd ed. 2014, XVII, 360 p. 94 illus., 1 illus. in color.

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  • Covers all aspects of electromagnetic wave scattering
  • Integrates physics and numerical approaches
  • Provides a useful reference to researchers and engineers
  • Contains group theory for non-spherical particles
  • Includes electronic supplementary simulation software
This book gives a detailed overview of the theory of electromagnetic wave scattering on single, homogeneous, but nonspherical particles. Beside the systematically developed Green’s function formalism of the first edition this second and enlarged edition contains additional material regarding group theoretical considerations for nonspherical particles with boundary symmetries, an iterative T-matrix scheme for approximate solutions, and two additional but basic applications. Moreover, to demonstrate the advantages of the group theoretical approach and the iterative solution technique, the restriction to axisymmetric scatterers of the first edition was abandoned.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Green's Function - Group Theory - Huygens' principle - Iterative solution techniques - Light Scattering - Rayleigh Hypothesis - Scattering as Boundary Value Problem - T-Matrix

Related subjects » Astrophysics and Astroparticles - Atomic, Molecular, Optical & Plasma Physics - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Optics & Lasers - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

Table of contents 

Scattering as a Boundary Value Problem.- Filling the Mathematical Tool Box.- First Approach to the Green Functions: The Rayleigh Method.- Second Approach to the Green Functions: The Self-Consistent Way.- Other Solution Methods.- The Rayleigh Hypothesis.- Physical Basics of Electromagnetic Wave Scattering.- Scattering on Particles with Discrete Symmetries.- Numerical Simulations of Scattering Experiments.- Recommended Literature.

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