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Physics of Earth and Space Environments

Scattering from Model Nonspherical Particles

Theory and Applications to Environmental Physics

Authors: Borghese, Ferdinando, Denti, Paolo, Saija, Rosalba

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The scattering of electromagnetic radiation by nonspherical particles has become an increasingly important research topic over the past 20 years. Instead of handling anisotropic particles of arbitrary shape, the authors consider the more amenable problem of aggregates of spherical particles. This is often a very satisfactory approach as the optical response of nonspherical particles depends more on their general symmetry and the quantity of refractive material than on the precise details of their shape. The book addresses a wide spectrum of applications, ranging from scattering properties of water droplets containing pollutants, atmospheric aerosols and ice crystals to the modeling of cosmic dust grains as aggregates.

In this extended second edition the authors have encompassed all the new topics arising from their recent studies of cosmic dust grains. Thus many chapters were deeply revised and new chapters were added. The new material spans

  • The description of the state of polarization of electromagnetic waves of general form
  • The conservation theorems of combined systems of fields and particles
  • The appropriate multipole expansion for waves of general wave vector and of general state of polarization
  • A number of new applications
  • The effects of radiation pressure and radiation torque on cosmic dust grains
  • A study of the morphology of cosmic dust grains and of the distribution and polarization of the electromagnetic field in the interior of aggregated dust grains

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"The book begins … with an expanded introduction to the mathematical details of vector spherical harmonics and multipole fields. … many researchers dealing with applications of plasmon-resonant nanostructures, biological imaging, and biosensing could extract a lot of useful information and recipes from this book. … Scattering From Model Nonspherical Particles is written by active researchers. … This fact increases the value and attraction of this monograph." (Nikolai Khlebtsov, Eos, September, 2008)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Multipole Fields

    Pages 1-31

    Borghese, Professor Ferdinando, Dr. (et al.)

  • Propagation Through an Assembly of Nonspherical Scatterers

    Pages 33-61

    Borghese, Professor Ferdinando, Dr. (et al.)

  • Radiation Force, Radiation Torque and Thermal Emission

    Pages 63-71

    Borghese, Professor Ferdinando, Dr. (et al.)

  • Multipole Expansions and Transition Matrix

    Pages 73-108

    Borghese, Professor Ferdinando, Dr. (et al.)

  • Transition Matrix of Single and Aggregated Spheres

    Pages 109-134

    Borghese, Professor Ferdinando, Dr. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scattering from Model Nonspherical Particles
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications to Environmental Physics
Authors
Series Title
Physics of Earth and Space Environments
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-37414-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-37414-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-37413-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07221-5
Series ISSN
1610-1677
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 348
Number of Illustrations
144 b/w illustrations
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