Abstract

Based on the T-matrix formalism, we analytically calculate derivatives of light scattering quantities by a nonspherical particle with respect to its microphysical parameters. Illustrative computations are performed for a spheroid, and the results agree with those obtained by finite differencing. The proposed formalism also predicts correctly derivatives for a sphere obtained by linearized Lorenz–Mie theory.

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