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Light Scattering by non-spherical inhomogeneous particles: fast computations

  • Focusses on the problem of light scattering by non-spherical and inhomogeneous particles

  • This books will fill the gap as it offers fast as well as approximate methods

  • Book will supported by a large internet site, providing access to original codes, extended graphics library and other useful sources

Part of the book series: Springer Praxis Books (PRAXIS)

Part of the book sub series: Environmental Sciences (ENVIRONSCI)

About this book

The optical methods of disperse media investigations are widely used today in many branches of physics from biophysics to environmental science and astronomy. Scatterers one meets in the fields are commonly known to have complex shape and structure, and many theoretical methods to treat the interaction of radiation with such particles have been developed. However, most of these approaches are still too computationally demanding for proper modelling of the optical properties of disperse media contain in non-spherical inhomogeneous scatterers.

The main idea of the book is to provide a reader with thorough information and various tools to solve the problem. The authors plan to review the contemporary light scattering methods, to introduce efficient versions of the fast exact methods as well as of some approximate ones, to summarise theoretical studies of the applicability ranges of the methods and to formulate and illustrate the principia effects of scatterer shape and structure variations on the optical properties. As applications cosmic dust, atmospheric aerosols, nanosensors and other scatterers will be considered.


  • Light Scattering Applications
  • Light Scattering Theory
  • Single Light Scattering

Authors and Affiliations

  • St. Petersburg University of Aerocosmic Instrumentation, St. Petersburg, Russia

    V. G. Farafonov, V. B. Il'in

About the authors

Solution of the light scattering problem.- Approximate methods.- Exact methods.- Comparison of the methods.- Applications.- Conclusion.

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