On definition and measurement of extinction cross section

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Mishchenko, M., M. J. Berg, C. M. Sorensen, and C. V. M. van der Mee (2009), On definition and measurement of extinction cross section, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 110, 323-327, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2008.11.010.

Following the recent analyses of extinction by Berg et al. [J Opt Soc Am A 2008;25:1504–1513; J Opt Soc. Am A 2008;25:1514–1520], we show that although it is possible to define and measure the extinction cross section for a single particle using a detector of light facing the incident beam, this requires certain theoretical assumptions and experimental precautions.

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