## Light Scattering by Small Particles"A must for researchers using the techniques of light scattering." ― S. C. Snowdon, Beginning with a broad overview of basic scattering theory, Dr. van de Hulst covers the conservation of energy and momentum; wave propagation in vacuum and in a medium containing scatterers; and polarized light and symmetry relations. The heart of the book is devoted to the rigorous scattering theory for spheres of arbitrary size (Mie theory) and to various modes of approximation such as the Rayleigh-Gaas approximation, the perfect reflection approximation, the geometrical-optics approximation, and others. Methods of computation are given with respect to different kinds of particles, bodies and phenomena: particles small or very large compared to the wavelength, absorbing and nonabsorbing spheres, water drops, circular cylinders, edge phenomena and surface waves, and many others. In the last part, the author covers the use of scattering and extinction experiments as a practical tool, including applications in chemistry, meteorology and astronomy. This book's comprehensive, lucid coverage of the field makes it a valuable source for all those interested in light-scattering theory. It is absolutely essential for researchers needing to employ light-scattering measurements, and its republication will be welcomed especially by those who have found this necessary source difficult to obtain. Over 400 references. 46 tables. 59 graphs. Subject and name indexes. 44 illustrations. |

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Very importnat reference in light diffraction in particles and droplets. Good for particle sizing using the light diffraction technique. Heavy maths involved yet important in pure physics point of view with no much connection to the practical applications or related experiments. It's an old reference so still far away from the imaging and illumination techniques of the modern technology.

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User Review - Brooke - GoodreadsThis is the JJ Sakurai of light scattering books. Prepare for maddening old fashioned explanation, equations with no equals signs, and disorganized presentation of material. Bohren and Huffman rock it out much more elegantly. Read full review

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