Title

Methods for constructing analytic phase function for small spherical particle polydispersions

Article Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Journal of Modern Optics

Abstract

Two ways of constructing analytic phase function for a polydispersion of small spherical non-absorbing particles have been investigated. First one is a straightforward procedure emanating from the implementation of single particle scattering input into the defined polydisperse phase function. This results in an analytic phase function in terms of moments of the distribution. The second approach is a new strategy, based on the Lagrange mean value theorem. A clear understanding of the relationship between these two approaches has been developed. The efficacy and accuracy of the scattering phase functions is illustrated by applying it to a power-law size distributed sphere ensemble.

First Page

448

Last Page

454

DOI

10.1080/09500340.2018.1555291

Publication Date

2-23-2019

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