Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles / Edition 1

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles / Edition 1

by Craig F. Bohren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471293407

ISBN-13: 9780471293408

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles
Treating absorption and scattering in equal measure, this self-contained, interdisciplinary study examines and illustrates how small particles absorb and scatter light. The authors emphasize that any discussion of the optical behavior of small particles is inseparable from a full understanding of the optical

Overview

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles
Treating absorption and scattering in equal measure, this self-contained, interdisciplinary study examines and illustrates how small particles absorb and scatter light. The authors emphasize that any discussion of the optical behavior of small particles is inseparable from a full understanding of the optical behavior of the parent material-bulk matter. To divorce one concept from the other is to render any study on scattering theory seriously incomplete.
Special features and important topics covered in this book include:

• Classical theories of optical properties based on idealized models

• Measurements for three representative materials: magnesium oxide, aluminum, and water

• An extensive discussion of electromagnetic theory

• Numerous exact and approximate solutions to various scattering problems

• Examples and applications from physics, astrophysics, atmospheric physics, and biophysics

• Some 500 references emphasizing work done since Kerker's 1969 work on scattering theory

• Computer programs for calculating scattering by spheres, coated spheres, and infinite cylinders

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471293408
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Wiley Science Paperback Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
1,390,669
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

BASIC THEORY.

Electromagnetic Theory.

Absorption and Scattering by an Arbitrary Particle.

Absorption and Scattering by a Sphere.

Particles Small Compared with the Wavelength.

Rayleigh-Gans Theory.

Geometrical Optics.

A Potpourri of Particles.

OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF BULK MATTER.

Classical Theories of Optical Constants.

Measured Optical Properties.

OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF PARTICLES.

Extinction.

Surface Modes in Small Particles.

Angular Dependence of Scattering.

A Miscellany of Applications.

Appendices.

References.

Index.

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