J. Phys. I France 2 (1992) 1279-1286
Light scattering by non-spherical plasma-particlesV. Karathanos1, A. Modinos2 and N. Stefanou1
1 Solid State Section, University of Athens. Panepistimioupolis New Buildings, GR-157 71 Athens, Greece
2 Department of Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus, GR-157 73 Athens, Greece
(Received 5 November 1991, accepted in final form 18 March 1992)
A point matching method is applied to the problem of light scattering by non-spherical bodies. The electromagnetic field is expanded into a series of spherical waves which include all multipole terms which contribute significantly to the wavefield. We examine, in particular, the absorbance of light by a plasma particle and demonstrate the existence of various peaks associated with dipole and quadrupole resonances of the induced charge distribution.
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