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Scattering from Model Nonspherical Particles

Theory and Applications to Environmental Physics

  • Ferdinando Borghese
  • Paolo Denti
  • Rosalba Saija

Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 1-31
  3. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 33-61
  4. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 63-71
  5. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 73-108
  6. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 109-134
  7. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 135-163
  8. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 165-244
  9. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 245-281
  10. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 283-297
  11. Ferdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija
    Pages 299-329
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 331-348

About this book

Introduction

The scattering of electromagnetic radiation by nonspherical particles has become an increasingly important research topic over the past 20 years. Instead of handling anisotropic particles of arbitrary shape, the authors consider the more amenable problem of aggregates of spherical particles. This is often a very satisfactory approach as the optical response of nonspherical particles depends more on their general symmetry and the quantity of refractive material than on the precise details of their shape. The book addresses a wide spectrum of applications, ranging from scattering properties of water droplets containing pollutants, atmospheric aerosols and ice crystals to the modeling of cosmic dust grains as aggregates.

In this extended second edition the authors have encompassed all the new topics arising from their recent studies of cosmic dust grains. Thus many chapters were deeply revised and new chapters were added. The new material spans

  • The description of the state of polarization of electromagnetic waves of general form
  • The conservation theorems of combined systems of fields and particles
  • The appropriate multipole expansion for waves of general wave vector and of general state of polarization
  • A number of new applications
  • The effects of radiation pressure and radiation torque on cosmic dust grains
  • A study of the morphology of cosmic dust grains and of the distribution and polarization of the electromagnetic field in the interior of aggregated dust grains

Keywords

Aerosol aerosols anisotropical particles astrochemistry cosmic dust grains electromagnetic wave interstellar medium magnetic field nonspherical particles scattering theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Ferdinando Borghese
    • 1
  • Paolo Denti
    • 1
  • Rosalba Saija
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia e TecnologieUniversità di MessinaMessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-37414-5
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-37413-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37414-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-1677
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