Absorption by Small Regular Non-Spherical Particles in the Rayleigh Region

  • Janon Embury


Smaller particles characterized by a complex refractive index generally absorb more radiation per unit mass than larger particles. This absorption reaches a maximum in the Rayleigh region where it becomes size independent. We explore the dependence of dipolar resonant absorption on both shape and refractive index in the Rayleigh region.


Absorption Cross Section Thin Disc Complex Refractive Index Oblate Spheroid Prolate Spheroid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janon Embury
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  1. 1.U.S. Army Chemical Systems LaboratoryAberdeen Proving GroundUSA

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