Scattering of electromagnetic radiation by a multilayered sphere

Published: 01-11-2009| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/79dcb8xghx.1
O. Peña,
U. Pal


This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018) Abstract The computer implementation of the algorithm for the calculation of electromagnetic radiation scattering by a multilayered sphere developed by Yang, is presented. It has been shown that the program is effective, resulting in very accurate values of scattering efficiencies for a wide range of size parameters, which is a considerable improvement over previous implementations of similar algorithms. The program, named scattnlay, would be the first of its kind to be publicly available. Title of program: scattnlay Catalogue Id: AEEY_v1_0 Nature of problem The scattering of electromagnetic (EM) radiation by a multilayered sphere is an interesting phenomenon to study for the application of such materials in several fields. Just to mention two examples, metal nanoshells (a dielectric core surrounded by a metallic shell) are a class of nanoparticles with tunable optical resonances that can be used, among others, in medicine for optical imaging and photothermal cancer therapy; while in the field of atmospheric sciences, light absorption by aerosols ha ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEEY_v1_0; scattnlay; 10.1016/j.cpc.2009.07.010