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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  • First coherent account of a well-known approach to the problem of light scattering by small anisotropic particles
  • Extended new edition incorporating the authors’ recent work on cosmic dust grains
  • Contains deeply revised chapters, additional chapters and new applications of the theory
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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 found to be 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.

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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 (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Multipole Fields

    Pages 1-30

    Borghese, Professor Dr. Ferdinando (et al.)

  • Propagation Through an Assembly of Nonspherical Scatterers

    Pages 31-47

    Borghese, Professor Dr. Ferdinando (et al.)

  • Multipole Expansions and Transition Matrix

    Pages 49-69

    Borghese, Professor Dr. Ferdinando (et al.)

  • Transition Matrix of Single and Aggregated Spheres

    Pages 71-93

    Borghese, Professor Dr. Ferdinando (et al.)

  • Scattering from Particles on a Plane Surface

    Pages 95-120

    Borghese, Professor Dr. Ferdinando (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
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05330-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05330-0
Series ISSN
1610-1677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 255
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations
Topics