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
|Series:||Wiley Science Paperback Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.71(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.07(d)|
Table of Contents
Absorption and Scattering by an Arbitrary Particle.
Absorption and Scattering by a Sphere.
Particles Small Compared with the Wavelength.
A Potpourri of Particles.
OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF BULK MATTER.
Classical Theories of Optical Constants.
Measured Optical Properties.
OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF PARTICLES.
Surface Modes in Small Particles.
Angular Dependence of Scattering.
A Miscellany of Applications.