The internal and external field solutions for a composite particle are used to show the importance of the few angstroms closest to the surface in determining the radiative properties of micron-sized particulates. The physical mechanism responsible for the enhanced emissivity and the connection with surface waves are presented.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 17, 1981
Published: September 1, 1981
Antonino B. Pluchino, "Surface waves and the radiative properties of micron-sized particles," Appl. Opt. 20, 2986-2992 (1981)