Multiple scattering theory for waves in discrete random media and comparison with experiments


  • V. K. Varadan,

  • V. N. Bringi,

  • V. V. Varadan,

  • A. Ishimaru


Attenuation of electromagnetic waves by a random distribution of pair-correlated dielectric spheres is studied as a function of frequency and volume concentration of spheres. The main aim of this paper is to compare theoretical results obtained using a self-consistent multiple-scattering formulation and measured values of attenuation for latex spheres in water. The agreement between theory and experiment is very good.