Modelling diffraction by facetted particles

Evelyn Hesse, Andreas Macke, Stephan Havemann, Anthony Baran, Zbigniew Ulanowski, Paul H. Kaye

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A method to approximate azimuthally resolved light scattering patterns and phase functions due to diffraction and external reflection by strongly absorbing facetted particles is demonstrated for a cube and compared with results from an exact method, T-matrix. A phase function averaged over a range of orientations of a strongly absorbing hexagonal column of aspect ratio unity has been calculated and tested against Discrete Dipole Approximation (DDA) results for a size parameter of 50.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-347
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2012


  • Diffraction Facetted particle Kirchhoff approximation Light scattering


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