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Applied Optics 51 (2012) 7842-7852
Ramsauer approach for light scattering on nonabsorbing spherical particles and application to the Henyey-Greenstein phase function
K. Louedec1, 2, M. Urban2

We present a new method to study light scattering on non-absorbing spherical particles. This method is based on the Ramsauer approach, a model known in atomic an nuclear physics. Its main advantage is its intuitive understanding of the underlying physics phenomena. We show that although the approximations are numerous, the Ramsauer analytical solutions describe fairly well the scattering phase function and the total cross section. Then this model is applied to the Henyey-Greenstein parameterisation of scattering phase function to give a relation between its asymmetry parameter and the mean particle size.
1:  LPSC - Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie
2:  LAL - Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéaire
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