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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1988
  • pp: 2405–2421

Scattering from nonspherical Chebyshev particles. 2: Means of angular scattering patterns

Warren J. Wiscombe and Alberto Mugnai  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2405-2421 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.002405


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Abstract

The calculated angular scattering properties of over 250 randomly oriented nonspherical Chebyshev particles are examined for the effect of three factors: size; concavity vs convexity; and amount of deformation from a sphere. Both shape and size averaging are performed to reveal general features of the angular scattering not discernible for particular shapes and sizes. Comparisons with a comparably extensive experimental study published by Zerull in 1976 reveal remarkable qualitative similarities, even though Zerull used greatly different shapes from ours. This augurs well for the eventual development of a general theory of nonspherical scattering, although such a theory must account for concavity in addition to the amount of deviation from a sphere; and it cannot be entirely deterministic, as the third paper in this series will argue.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 24, 1987
Published: June 15, 1988

Citation
Warren J. Wiscombe and Alberto Mugnai, "Scattering from nonspherical Chebyshev particles. 2: Means of angular scattering patterns," Appl. Opt. 27, 2405-2421 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-12-2405


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