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Zubko et al. 2008

Zubko, E., Y. Shkuratov, M. Mishchenko, and G. Videen, 2008: Light scattering in a finite multi-particle system. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 109, 2195-2206, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2008.03.007.

We use the discrete dipole approximation (DDA) to perform electromagnetic scattering calculations of particles in a 3D volume. We adjust the spacing between the particles to change the volume densities of the scattering systems from approximately 10 to 100%. For very large volume densities, e.g. >50%, it is difficult to assign unambiguously whether the system is composed of a single heterogeneous particle or of multiple particles. Our calculations demonstrate optical effects attributable to multiple scattering in systems having volume densities as high as ∼90%. This suggests that heterogeneities within naturally occurring particle systems can produce multiple-scattering effects. We also see evidence of very deep negative polarization branches (∼ -6%) that may have implications in interpreting polarization phase curves of cometary circumnuclear halos.

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  author={Zubko, E. and Shkuratov, Y. and Mishchenko, M. and Videen, G.},
  title={Light scattering in a finite multi-particle system},
  journal={J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer},

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RIS Citation

ID  - zu01000b
AU  - Zubko, E.
AU  - Shkuratov, Y.
AU  - Mishchenko, M.
AU  - Videen, G.
PY  - 2008
TI  - Light scattering in a finite multi-particle system
JA  - J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer
VL  - 109
SP  - 2195
EP  - 2206
DO  - 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2008.03.007
ER  -

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