The light scattering tools are used to calculate the optical properties
of scatterers (cross-sections, scattering matrix, etc.)
from given optical constants for a selected scatterer model.
Database of optical properties of scatterers
A still developing site devoted to systematic consideration
of the optical properties of various scatterer models and related
topics. It (will) contains original light scattering (LS) tools,
reviews of LS methods, library of tabales and graphics illustrating
the optical properties of different scatterers, a special on-line
tool to calculate some optical properties for selected scatterer model,
links to related WWW resources.
In hydrodynamical calculations making for dusty media
one is known to require the data on the optical propetries of particles in the
form of opacities calculated for different temperature and density values.
Opacities for protoplanetary disks
The WWW pages concern different aspects of calculation of monochromatic,
Rosseland and Plack mean opacities for dusty media under conditions
typical of protoplanetary disks (bibliography, data, codes).
Obtained opacities are expected to be in tabular and graphic forms.