Comments to the emblem

This figure illustrates the light scattering by an infinitely long circular cylinder being the simplest non-spherical shape. A ray obliquely incident at the cylinder scatters on the surface of a cone (in the far zone) mainly in the forward direction.

The results for the cylinder with the radius equal to the wavelength of incident radiation multiplied by 5 / pi (x=10), the refractive index m=n+ki=1.33 and the angle between the symmetry axis of the particle and the wave-vector of incident radiation alpha=45o were obtained with one of the codes presented in the DOP.

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Last modified: 15/04/03, V.I.