Measurement and Calculation of the Stokes or Mueller Matrix for the Scattering of Electromagnetic Radiation from Irregular Particles.
Final rept. 1 Jul 83-31 May 86,
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF PHYSICS
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This work significantly advances the understanding of electromagnetic interactions with small particles whose dimensions are of the order of a wavelength. A joint theoretical experimental approach is used so that theoretical predictions could be provided with experimental back up and vice versa. Extensive results on electromagnetic interactions with cubes and sphere multiplets have been onbtained. Beautiful symmetry theorems for forward and backward scattering have been discovered. A major theoretical bonus has been the formulation of a new and very efficient method for obtaining electromagnetic scattering properties of an arbitrarily shaped particle which is built from smaller particles whose scattering has been determined.
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