On Two Numerical Techniques for Light Scattering by Dielectric Agglomerated Structures.
On Two Numerical Techniques for Light Scattering by
Dielectric Agglomerated Structures.
Lakhtakia, A.; Mulholland, G. W.
Journal of Research of the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, Vol. 98, No. 6, 699-716,
agglomerates; light scattering; smoke; equations
Smoke agglomerates are made of many soot spheres, and
their light scattering response is of interest in fire
research. The numerical techniques chiefly used for
theoretical scattering studies are the method of moments
and the coupled dipole moment. The two methods have
been obtained in this tutorial paper directly from the
monochromatic Maxwell curl equations and shown to be
equivalent. The effects of the finite size of the
primary spheres have been numerically delineated.