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Scattering by Slightly Non-Spherical Particles on Surfaces

Published

Author(s)

Thomas A. Germer

Abstract

We investigate the shape dependence of the scattering by dielectric and metallic particles on surfaces by considering particles whose free-space scattering properties are nearly identical. The scattering by metallic particles is fund to be strongly dependent upon the shape of the particle in the region near where the particle and surface contact. These results have a significant impact on the use of light scattering to size and identify particles on surfaces.
Proceedings Title
Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles: Theory and Application, Conference | 7th | |
Conference Dates
September 8-12, 2003
Conference Location
Bremen, GE
Conference Title
Conference on Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles: Theory and Application

Keywords

metal particles, nonspherical particles, optics, scattering, surface inspection

Citation

Germer, T. (2003), Scattering by Slightly Non-Spherical Particles on Surfaces, Electromagnetic and Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles: Theory and Application, Conference | 7th | |, Bremen, GE, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=841981 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created October 6, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017