Electromagnetic scattering by spheroidal volumes of discrete random medium

Mishchenko, M., and J. M. Dlugach (2017), Electromagnetic scattering by spheroidal volumes of discrete random medium, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 200, 244-248, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2017.06.021.

We use the superposition T-matrix method to compare the far-field scattering matrices generated by spheroidal and spherical volumes of discrete random medium having the same volume and populated by identical spherical particles. Our results fully confirm the robustness of the previously identified coherent and diffuse scattering regimes and associated optical phenomena exhibited by spherical particulate volumes and support their explanation in terms of the interference phenomenon coupled with the orderof-scattering expansion of the far-field Foldy equations. We also show that increasing nonsphericity of particulate volumes causes discernible (albeit less pronounced) optical effects in forward and backscattering directions and explain them in terms of the same interference/multiple-scattering phenomenon.

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