Rayleigh scattering


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Rayleigh scattering

n.
The scattering of electromagnetic radiation by particles with dimensions much smaller than the wavelength of the radiation, resulting in angular separation of colors and responsible for the reddish color of sunset and the blue of the sky.

[After John William Strutt, Third Baron Rayleigh.]

Rayleigh scattering

n
(General Physics) a process in which electromagnetic radiation is elastically deflected by particles of matter, without a change of frequency but with a phase change
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The Rayleigh scattering is inversely proportional to the fourth power of the wavelength of light.
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