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Scattering: destructive interference for large particles

  1. May 20, 2014 #1
    Can someone maybe explain me(or has a good link to a page where this is explained)
    why scattering in perpendicular direction is suppressed by destructive interference for large particles.

    i'm trying to understand mie and rayleigh scattering and don't really get why there is no scattering in perpendicular direction with large particles, so mie scattering.

    I know the you have to look at the larger particle a multipolar particle, and the larger the particle is the more forward scattering there is. Again I'm not sure why this is!

    Thanx,

    jenny
     
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