Scattering from Model Nonspherical Particles: Theory and Applications to Environmental Physics by Ferdinando Borghese

Scattering from Model Nonspherical Particles: Theory and Applications to Environmental Physics

byFerdinando Borghese, Paolo Denti, Rosalba Saija

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Since the publication of the ?rst edition of this book, we have become deeply involved in astrophysics research, particularly the study of the interstellar medium. Modeling scattering particles as layered spheres or as aggregates of spherical scatterers, expanding the electromagnetic ?eld in a series of vector multipole ?elds, and resorting to the T-matrix approach for averaging over the orientations of a dispersion of nonspherical particles are e?ective tools for studying scattering theory, which we described and extensively applied in the ?rst edition of this book. In fact, these tools also proved to be adequate for studying cosmic dust, even when they must be applied to a new range of current problems. We refer, for example, to the description of mechanical interaction of electromagnetic radiation with cosmic dust grains, which is believed to be of paramount importance in determining the dynamics of the grains. Since this book is conceived as a summary of our work, the desire to encompassallnewtopicsledustorevisebothitscontentanditsstructure. Of course, beyond the changes that we outline below, all chapters were carefully revised. Marginal changes and additions were made in Chap. 1, while Chap. 2 has been substantially revised to cover the light of general polarization and, in particular, with thedescription ofthestate ofpolarization ofelectromagnetic waves of general form. In this chapter we reserved ample space for the r- resentation of the kinematics of the scattering processes both in the plane of scattering and in the meridional planes.
Title:Scattering from Model Nonspherical Particles: Theory and Applications to Environmental PhysicsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:348 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:348 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:November 22, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783642072215

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Table of Contents

Multipole Fields.- Propagation Through an Assembly of Nonspherical Scatterers.- Radiation Force, Radiation Torque and Thermal Emission.- Multipole Expansions and Transition Matrix.- Transition Matrix of Single and Aggregated Spheres.- Scattering from Particles on a Plane Surface.- 7 Applications: Aggregated Spheres, Layered Spheres, and Spheres Containing Inclusions.- Applications: Single and Aggregated Spheres and Hemispheres on a Plane Interface.- Applications: Atmospheric Ice Crystals.- Applications: Cosmic Dust Grains.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition: "The book begins . with an expanded introduction to the mathematical details of vector spherical harmonics and multipole fields. . many researchers dealing with applications of plasmon-resonant nanostructures, biological imaging, and biosensing could extract a lot of useful information and recipes from this book. . Scattering From Model Nonspherical Particles is written by active researchers. . This fact increases the value and attraction of this monograph." (Nikolai Khlebtsov, Eos, September, 2008)