4. Absorption and Scattering by a Sphere

  1. Craig F. Bohren1 and
  2. Donald R. Huffman2

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618156.ch4

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

How to Cite

Bohren, C. F. and Huffman, D. R. (1998) Absorption and Scattering by a Sphere, in Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618156.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University

  2. 2

    Regents Professor of Physics, The University of Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471293408

Online ISBN: 9783527618156

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Keywords:

  • vector wave equations;
  • absorption;
  • scattering;
  • scattering coefficients;
  • thermal emission

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Solutions to the Vector Wave Equations

  • Expansion of a Plane Wave in Vector Spherical Harmonics

  • The Internal and Scattered Fields

  • Cross Sections and Matrix Elements

  • Asymmetry Parameter and Radiation Pressure

  • Radar Backscattering Cross Section

  • Thermal Emission

  • Computation of Scattering Coefficients and Cross Sections