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Polar Plots of Scattering Phase Functions

Polar plots of scattering phase functions P(theta) as a function of particle radius illustrating the transition, with increasing particle radius, from equal scattering in the forward and back directions to scattering peaked in the forward direction. Wavelength of incident radiation was 0.55 µm, index of refraction 1.52-0.008 i.

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