Abstract

The normalized cross sections for radiation pressure (Qpr), extinction (Qext), and scattering (Qsca) and the asymmetry factor 〈cosθ〉 were computed from the Mie scattering theory for size parameters in the range 0.5≤x≤30 and for x → ∞ for both dielectric and absorbing particles. Additional values were obtained for m=1.33 and 50≤x≤51 and 100≤x≤102. The results are discussed and examples are presented in graphical form.

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