## Scattering, Absorption, and Emission of Light by Small ParticlesThis thorough and up-to-date treatment first introduces the general formalism of scattering, absorption, and emission of light and other electromagnetic radiation by arbitrarily shaped and arbitrarily oriented particles. It then discusses the relation of the radiative transfer theory to single-scattering solutions of Maxwell's equations and describes in detail exact theoretical methods and computer codes for calculating scattering, absorption, and emission properties of arbitrarily shaped particles. Further chapters demonstrate how scattering and absorption characteristics of small particles depend on particle size, refractive index, shape, and orientation. The work illustrates how the high efficiency and accuracy of existing theoretical and experimental techniques, and the availability of fast scientific workstations, result in advanced physically-based applications of electromagnetic scattering to non-invasive particle characterization and remote sensing. This book will be valuable for science professionals, engineers and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines including optics, electromagnetics, remote sensing, climate research, and biomedicine. |

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### Contents

Polarization characteristics of electromagnetic radiation | 8 |

Scattering absorption and emission of electromagnetic radiation by | 31 |

Scattering absorption and emission by collections of independent | 68 |

Scattering matrix and macroscopically isotropic and mirrorsymmetric | 83 |

Chapters matrix method and LorenzMie theory | 115 |

Miscellaneous exact techniques | 191 |

6f Superposition method for compounded spheres and spheroids | 201 |

Approximations | 206 |

Scattering and absorption properties of spherical particles | 238 |

Scattering and absorption properties of nonspherical particles | 279 |

Appendix A Spherical wave expansion of a plane wave in the farfield zone | 360 |

Scalar and vector spherical wave functions | 370 |

ClebschGordan coefficients and Wigner 3j symbols | 380 |

References | 395 |

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Measurement techniques | 224 |

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180 Scattering Angle 60 120 Scattering albedo amplitude matrix angular aspect ratio asymmetry parameter average backscattering bisphere Clebsch-Gordan coefficients cluster component computations coordinate system curves derive direction distribution EBCM effective size parameter efficiency factor electric field electromagnetic scattering equation Euler angles expansion coefficients extinction cross section extinction matrix Figure geometrical optics given by Eq homogeneous Hovenier incident and scattered incident light isotropic laboratory reference frame light scattering linear polarization Lorenz-Mie Maxwell equations measurements method Mishchenko monodisperse nonspherical particles normalized Stokes scattering numerical oblate spheroids panels particle reference frame phase function phase matrix plane polydisperse radiation radius Rayleigh reference frame reff relative refractive index respectively rotation scattered field scattering and absorption Scattering Angle deg scattering cross section scattering matrix scattering object shape single-scattering albedo specific spherical particles spherical wave functions Stokes parameters Stokes scattering matrix Stokes vector surface symmetry T-matrix technique values vector spherical wave volume element wavelength z-axis

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