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The Mie Theory

Basics and Applications

  • Wolfram Hergert
  • Thomas Wriedt


  • Gives a concise overview of the Mie theory and its applications

  • Presents comprehensively computational methods and experimental techniques

  • Contains the latest developments in scattering theory, plasmon resonance, multiple scattering and optical force


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 169)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Thomas Wriedt
    Pages 53-71
  3. Jeppe Revall Frisvad, Niels Jørgen Christensen, Henrik Wann Jensen
    Pages 101-133
  4. Logan K. Ausman, George C. Schatz
    Pages 135-155
  5. Rosalba Saija, Paolo Denti, Ferdinando Borghese
    Pages 157-192
  6. Philip Laven
    Pages 193-222
  7. Daniel Mackowski
    Pages 223-256
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 257-259

About this book


This book presents in a concise way the Mie theory and its current applications. It begins with an overview of current theories, computational methods, experimental techniques, and applications of optics of small particles. There is also some biographic information on Gustav Mie, who published his famous paper on the colour of Gold colloids in 1908. The Mie solution for the light scattering of small spherical particles set the basis for more advanced scattering theories and today there are many methods to calculate light scattering and absorption for practically any shape and composition of particles. The optics of small particles is of interest in industrial, atmospheric, astronomic and other research. The book covers the latest developments in divers fields in scattering theory such as plasmon resonance, multiple scattering and optical force.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfram Hergert
    • 1
  • Thomas Wriedt
    • 2
  1. 1.Halle-Wittenberg, Fakultät für Naturwissenschaften IIMartin-Luther-UniversitätHalle/SaaleGermany
  2. 2.Stiftung Institut für WerkstofftechnikBremenGermany

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