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Radio Science

The application of recursive aggregate T-matrix algorithm in the Monte Carlo simulations of the extinction rate of random distribution of particles


  • C. C. Lu,

  • W. C. Chew,

  • L. Tsang


The recursive T -matrix algorithm is applied to Monte Carlo simulations of multiple scattering by random distribution of dielectric spheres. The method is a fast algorithm for calculating the exact solution of Maxwell's equations for a large number of scattering objects. The extinction rate is calculated by averaging over many realizations. The computed results are compared with those from analytic approximations, namely, the quasi-crystalline approximation.

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