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The infrared spectral transmittance of Aspergillus niger spore aggregated particle swarm
Author(s): Xinying Zhao; Yihua Hu; Youlin Gu; Le Li
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Paper Abstract

Microorganism aggregated particle swarm, which is quite an important composition of complex media environment, can be developed as a new kind of infrared functional materials. Current researches mainly focus on the optical properties of single microorganism particle. As for the swarm, especially the microorganism aggregated particle swarm, a more accurate simulation model should be proposed to calculate its extinction effect. At the same time, certain parameters deserve to be discussed, which helps to better develop the microorganism aggregated particle swarm as a new kind of infrared functional materials. In this paper, take Aspergillus Niger spore as an example. On the one hand, a new calculation model is established. Firstly, the cluster-cluster aggregation (CCA) model is used to simulate the structure of Aspergillus Niger spore aggregated particle. Secondly, the single scattering extinction parameters for Aspergillus Niger spore aggregated particle are calculated by using the discrete dipole approximation (DDA) method. Thirdly, the transmittance of Aspergillus Niger spore aggregated particle swarm is simulated by using Monte Carlo method. On the other hand, based on the model proposed above, what influences can wavelength causes has been studied, including the spectral distribution of scattering intensity of Aspergillus Niger spore aggregated particle and the infrared spectral transmittance of the aggregated particle swarm within the range of 8~14μm incident infrared wavelengths. Numerical results indicate that the scattering intensity of Aspergillus Niger spore aggregated particle reduces with the increase of incident wavelengths at each scattering angle. Scattering energy mainly concentrates on the scattering angle between 0~40°, forward scattering has an obvious effect. In addition, the infrared transmittance of Aspergillus Niger spore aggregated particle swarm goes up with the increase of incident wavelengths. However, some turning points of the trend are associated with the absorption capacity of the swarm. When parameters of the swarm are set as follows: each Aspergillus Niger spore aggregated particle contains 40 original particles, the radius of original particle is 1.5μm, the density of aggregated particles is around 200/cm3, the measurement area is 4 meters thick, under conditions mentioned above, the infrared transmittance can be less than 10% between the incident wavelengths of 9.5~13μm. In the end, all the results provide the basis for better developing the microorganism aggregated particle swarm as a new kind of infrared functional materials and precisely choosing the effective defiladed infrared band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9678, AOPC 2015: Telescope and Space Optical Instrumentation, 967817 (8 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2202894
Show Author Affiliations
Xinying Zhao, Electronic Engineering Institute (China)
Anhui Province Key Lab. of Electronic Restriction Technology (China)
Yihua Hu, Electronic Engineering Institute (China)
Anhui Province Key Lab. of Electronic Restriction Technology (China)
Youlin Gu, Electronic Engineering Institute (China)
Anhui Province Key Lab. of Electronic Restriction Technology (China)
Le Li, Electronic Engineering Institute (China)
Anhui Province Key Lab. of Electronic Restriction Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9678:
AOPC 2015: Telescope and Space Optical Instrumentation
Bin Xiangli; Dae Wook Kim; Suijian Xue, Editor(s)

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