Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 605–618 | Cite as

Multiple scattering in random media

II. The general 2BA for the uncorrelated system
  • Eugene P. Gross


The paper is an application of a general microscopic approach to the theory of the average scattering matrix for a particle interacting with random scatterers. We present a detailed treatment for the case of uncorrelated positions of the scatterers. First, the general two-body additive approximation is used to truncate the hierarchy of correlation functions for fluctuations. It is shown that the self-energy is accurate through the fourth power of the individual scattering amplitude. Second, the hierarchy is terminated at the next stage. The self-energy is correct to the sixth power of the scattering amplitude.

Key words

Multiple scattering random media 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene P. Gross
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBrandeis UniversityWaltham

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