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Justine B. White
@ 12:49 PM
on 27 Jun 2008
What is meant by efficiency?
@ 05:08 PM
on 25 Feb 2009
The efficiency (factors) [extinction, scattering, and absorption] are their corresponding, normalized cross sections, that is, the cross section divided by the cross-sectional area of the particle.
For instance, the extinction efficiency = (extinction cross section)/(cross-sectional area)
For further reference, please see “Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles” by C.F. Borhen and D.R. Huffman, Wiley-VHC, 2004, pg. 71-72.
Bala Krishna Juluri
@ 08:14 PM
on 14 Jan 2010
A better understanding about efficiency can be understood from page 341 of Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles” by C.F. Borhen and D.R. Huffman, Wiley-VHC, 2004
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