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scatter about

1. To strew, distribute, or disperse things all around (some place), especially in a haphazard or aimless manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scatter" and "about." I leaped into the pile of leaves and scattered them about. The cat jumped onto my desk and scattered about all my important documents. I scattered my grandmother's ashes about the field, as she instructed in her will.
2. To separate and distribute rays of light in many different directions. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scatter" and "about." The crystal scatters the sunlight about in a myriad of colors. The gems in the cave scattered about the light from the flashlight.
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scatter around

1. To strew, distribute, or disperse things all around (some place), especially in a haphazard or aimless manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scatter" and "around." I leaped into the pile of leaves and scattered them around. The cat jumped onto my desk and scattered around all my important documents. I scattered my grandmother's ashes around the field, as she instructed in her will.
2. To separate and distribute rays of light in many different directions. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scatter" and "around." The crystal scatters the sunlight around in a myriad of colors. The gems in the cave scattered around the light from the flashlight.
See also: around, scatter
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Typical differential scattering cross sections are shown in Fig.
The elastic scattering is largely in the forward direction.
Two cases, sinusoidal and Gaussian rough surfaces, are considered, and the expressions of the LCP and RCP incoherent bistatic scattering coefficients have been reported.
Ao, Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves: Theories and Applications, Wiley, New York, NY, USA, 2001.
According to the GLMT, the particle is randomly located in the Gaussian beam, and the scattering properties are also determined by the location information in the beam.
Table 1 shows the scattering cross section of the sphere particle with different location in the Gaussian beam.
where [THETA] is the scattering angle and [U.sub.n] is the second kind of Chebyshev function.
In addition, Chebyshev polynomial provides better results at large scattering angles.
where [[tau].sub.I] is the phonon impurity scattering relaxation time [31].
Whether a scattering event occurs should be judged by comparing the value of p and a generated random number.
The scattering far field upon each facet is calculated according to the corresponding high frequency scattering mechanisms.
[[??].sub.s] is the unit vector of the scattering vector [k.sub.s].
Nonetheless, this explanation is purely empirical as per our knowledge; existing effective medium theoretical frameworks cannot be applied to such highly scattering systems, whose particle size is of the order of magnitude of the wavelength of the incident radiation.
In the academic sphere, fundamental analyses of HPP optical properties are mostly realized within the approximation of an independent light scattering regime.