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Two software tools for plane-wave scattering on nonspherical particles in the German Aerospace Center's Virtual Laboratory

 
: Wauer, J.; Schmidt, K.; Rother, T.; Ernst, T.; Hess, M.

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Applied optics 43 (2004), Nr.35, S.6371-6379
ISSN: 0003-6935
ISSN: 1539-4522
ISSN: 1559-128X
Englisch
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Fraunhofer FIRST ()

Abstract
We present the methodological background, the range of applicability, and the on-line usage of two software packages, MIESCHKA and CYL, which we have developed for light-scattering analysis on nonspherical particles. MIESCHKA solves Maxwell's equations in a rigorous way but is restricted to axisymmetric geometries, whereas CYL is an approximation for finite columns with nonspherical cross sections. We have established an easy on-line access to both of these programs through the Virtual Laboratory. Its generic software infrastructure was designed to simplify the web-based usage and to support the intercomparability of scientific software.

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