Optical properties of Inhomogeneous materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122326509, 9780323159142

Optical properties of Inhomogeneous materials

1st Edition

Applications to geology, astronomy chemistry, and engineering

Authors: Walter Egan
eBook ISBN: 9780323159142
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1979
Page Count: 250
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Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Materials: Applications to Geology, Astronomy, Chemistry, and Engineering reviews the results of studies of the optical properties of inhomogeneous materials and provides a guide for solving a number of related scientific and engineering problems based on these studies. Some of these studies focus on the surface and atmosphere of Mars, the earth's atmosphere, and the interstellar medium. The tools necessary for modeling the radiation scattered from diffuse surfaces are also described.

Comprised of 12 chapters, this book begins with a brief introduction to the formalism for optical properties of inhomogeneous materials, followed by a description of surface scattering models in order of increasing complexity and a discussion of atmospheric scattering by particulates. The experimental approaches for the determination of the refractive and absorptive components of the optical complex indices of refraction are then considered. Subsequent chapters present actual diffuse surface modeling examples and discuss applications such as remote sensing of planetary surfaces; study of the interstellar medium; research on thermal energy collectors; analysis of coatings and paints; and remote mineral exploration.

This monograph will be of interest to scientists, students, and researchers in different disciplines such as geology, optical mineralogy, astronomy, chemistry, soil mechanics, mechanical engineering, and optics.

Table of Contents


Preface


Acknowledgments


Chapter I □ Mathematical Fundamentals


A. Introduction


B. Complex Notation


C. Scattering


D. Basic Principles of Electromagnetic Radiation in Complex Form


E. Effect of Scattering on Reflectivity


F. Summary


Notes on Supplementary Reading Material


Chapter II □ Theoretical Scattering Models that Include Absorption


A. Introduction


B. Scattering Models for Solids


C. Atmospheric Scattering


Notes on Supplementary Reading Material


Chapter III □ Real Index Measurement Techniques from Ultraviolet to Infrared


A. Introduction


B. Refractometer


C. Minimum Angle Deviation


D. Becke Line


E. Fresnel's Equations


F. Brewster Angle Technique


G. Discussion of Limits of Applicability


Notes on Supplementary Reading Material


Chapter IV □ Absorption and Scattering Measurement Techniques


A. Introduction


B. Integrating Spheres


C. Ellipsometry


Notes on Supplementary Reading Material


Chapter V □ Optical Complex Index of Refraction Between 0.185 and 2.6 μm


A. Introduction


B. Examples


Notes on Supplementary Reading Material


Chapter VI □ Surface Reflectance Modeling Using Complex Indices


A. Introduction


B. Mie Theory


C. Two-Flux Model


D. Six-Flux Models


E. Noncontinuum Models


Notes on Supplementary Reading Material


CHAPTER VII □ Surface Retroreflectance (Opposition Effect)


A. Introduction


B. Experiment


C. Theory


Notes on Supplementary Reading Material


Chapter VIII □ Remote Sensing of Planetary Surfa

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No. of pages:
250
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1979
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323159142

About the Author

Walter Egan

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