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Mishchenko et al. 1996

Mishchenko, M.I., L.D. Travis, and D.W. Mackowski, 1996: T-matrix computations of light scattering by nonspherical particles: A review. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 55, 535-575, doi:10.1016/0022-4073(96)00002-7.

We review the current status of Waterman's T-matrix approach which is one of the most powerful and widely used tools for accurately computing light scattering by nonspherical particles, both single and composite, based on directly solving Maxwell's equations. Specifically, we discuss the analytical method for computing orientationally-averaged light-scattering characteristics for ensembles of nonspherical particles, the methods for overcoming the numerical instability in calculating the T matrix for single nonspherical particles with large size parameters and/or extreme geometries, and the superposition approach for computing light scattering by composite/aggregated particles. Our discussion is accompanied by multiple numerical examples demonstrating the capabilities of the T-matrix approach and showing effects of nonsphericity of simple convex particles (spheroids) on light scattering.

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  author={Mishchenko, M. I. and Travis, L. D. and Mackowski, D. W.},
  title={T-matrix computations of light scattering by nonspherical particles: A review},
  journal={J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer},

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RIS Citation

ID  - mi08700c
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
AU  - Travis, L. D.
AU  - Mackowski, D. W.
PY  - 1996
TI  - T-matrix computations of light scattering by nonspherical particles: A review
JA  - J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer
VL  - 55
SP  - 535
EP  - 575
DO  - 10.1016/0022-4073(96)00002-7
ER  -

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