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Scattering Measurements Of Irregular Particles Vs. MIE-Theory
Author(s): R. H. Zerull; R. H. Giese; K. Weiss
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Paper Abstract

Scattering properties of mono- and polydisperse mixtures of randomly oriented rough spheres, cubes, octahedrons, and irregular particles are compared with Mie-calculations for smooth spheres of equal volume. Correspondence in the forward direction, as far as measured, is quite good for dielectric and absorbing materials, as well, whereas dominant differences occur at medium scattering angles and towards backscattering. Polarization properties of nonspherical particles are different from those of spheres, too, especially for non-absorbing materials. Additionally cross polarizing properties of irregular particles are discussed.

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Date Published: 19 October 1977
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0112, Optical Polarimetry: Instrumentation and Applications, (19 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955563
Show Author Affiliations
R. H. Zerull, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (FRG)
R. H. Giese, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (FRG)
K. Weiss, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (FRG)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0112:
Optical Polarimetry: Instrumentation and Applications
Rasheed M. A. Azzam; David Coffeen, Editor(s)

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