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Effects of multiple scattering on radiative properties of soot fractal aggregates

Abstract : The in situ optical characterization of smokes composed of soot particles relies on light extinction, angular static light scattering (SLS), or laser induced incandescence (LII). These measurements are usually interpreted by using the Rayleigh-Debye-Gans theory for Fractal Aggregates (RDG-FA). RDG-FA is simple to use but it completely neglects the impact of multiple scattering (MS) within soot aggregates. In this paper, based on a scaling approach that takes into account MS effects, an extended form of the RDG-FA theory is proposed in order to take into account these effects. The parameters of this extended theory and their dependency on the number of primary sphere inside the aggregate (1 \textless N-p \textless1006) and on the wavelength (266 nm \textless lambda \textless 1064 nm) are evaluated thanks to rigorous calculations based on discrete dipole approximation (DDA) and generalized multi-sphere Mie-solution (GMM) calculations. This study shows that size determination by SLS is not distorted by MS effect. On the contrary, it is shown that fractal dimension can be misinterpreted by light scattering experiments, especially at short wavelengths. MS effects should be taken into account for the interpretation of absorption measurements that are involved in LII or extinction measurements. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Jérôme Yon, Fengshan Liu, Alexandre Bescond, Chloé Caumont-Prim, Claude Rozé, et al.. Effects of multiple scattering on radiative properties of soot fractal aggregates. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Elsevier, 2014, 133, pp.374--381. ⟨10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.08.022⟩. ⟨hal-01612399⟩

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