selective scattering

selective scattering

[si′lek·tiv ′skad·ə·riŋ]
(electromagnetism)
Scattering of electromagnetic radiation more strongly at some wavelengths than at others.
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Its light is highly reddened due to selective scattering of blue light by copious amounts of interstellar dust.
7c) have been called "selective scattering" and it was noted the selective scattering effect depended on the acceptance aperture of the instrument used in the measurement.
Rabinowitch, Selective Scattering of Light by Pigments in Vivo, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 84, 428-441 (1959).

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