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Dipartimento di Fisica della Materia e Ingegneria Elettronica


Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici



Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti








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Monday, September 26

Session 1.1         8:45 – 10:30


Chair: Ferdinando Borghese

Conference Opening

IT1. Numerically exact modeling of electromagnetic scattering by discrete random media

M. I. Mishchenko

CT1. A T-matrix approach for particles with small-scale surface roughness

M. Kahnert, T. Rother

CT2. Scattering by closely spaced infinite cylinders in an absorbing medium

S.-C. Lee

CT3. A study of light scattering by wavelength-sized particles covered by much smaller grains using the superposition T-matrix method

J. M. Dlugach, M. I. Mishchenko, D. W. Mackowski, I. A. Zinchenko

CT4. The cause of characteristic lengths in scattering curves

M. J. Berg


Coffee break

Session 1.2         11:00 – 12:30


Chair:  James Hough

IT2. The nature of interstellar dust as revealed by light scattering

D. A. Williams

CT5. On the calibration of the polarimetric slope - albedo relation for asteroids:  Work in progress

A. Cellino, R. Gil-Hutton

CT6. Composite grains: application to circumstellar dust

D. B. Vaidya, R. Gupta

CT7. Linear polarization measurements with clouds of tholins produced by radio-frequency plasma

E. Hadamcik, J.-B.Renard, N. Carrasco, G. Cernogora, C. Szopa, J. Lasue

CT8. Conventional clear-sky aerosol retrievals: do they work for cloudy days?

E. Kassianov, M. Ovchinnikov, L. K. Berg, C. Flynn

CT9. Retrieval of cloud droplet size distribution parameters from polarized reflectance measurements

M. Alexandrov,  B. Cairns, C. Emde, B. Van Diedenhoven, A. Ackerman



Lunch break

Session 1.3         15:30 – 16:45


Chair:  Cesare Cecchi-Pestellini

IT3. Interstellar extinction and polarization with homogeneous and composite grains

N. Voshchinnikov

CT10. Exploring the surface roughness of small ice crystals by measuring high resolution angular scattering patterns

M. SchnaiterP. H. Kaye, E. Hirst,  Z. Ulanowski, R. Wagner

CT11. Retrieving the size of particles with rough surfaces from 2D scattering patterns

Z. Ulanowski, P. H. Kaye,  E. Hirst, R. Greenaway

CT12. Solving Diffraction Problems by Method of Elementary Scatterers

G. Kyurkchan, N. I. Smirnova


Coffee break

Session 1.4         17:00 – 18:15


Chair:  Onofrio M. Maragò

IT4. Engineering with and for light absorption and scattering: A quarter century of experimental research at RTL

M. P. Mengüç

CT13. Optimization methods for characterization of single particles from light scattering patterns

M. A. Yurkin, G. V. Dyatlov, K. V. Gilev, V. P. Maltsev

CT14. Emissive exchange between particles

D. Mackowski, M. Mishchenko

CT15. Comparative strengths of a pseudo-spectral time domain method in numerical simulation of single particle optical scattering

R. L. Panetta, C. Liu, P. Yang


Tuesday, September 27

Session 2.1         8:45 – 10:30


Chair:  Maria Antonia Iatì

IT5. Polarization of light backscattered by wavelength-scale particles

K. Muinonen, J. Tyynela, H. Lindqvist, A. Penttila, T. Pieniluoma, E. Zubko, G. Videen 

CT16. Negative polarization of agglomerate particles with various densities

E. Zubko, K. Muinonen, Y. Shkuratov, G. Videen

CT17. Measurement of aggregates' size distribution by inversion of angular light scattering

C. Caumont-Prim, J. Yon,  A. Coppalle, K. F. Ren

CT18. Scaled analog measurements of light scattering by aggregates with merging         monomers

J.-M. Geffrin, R. Vaillon,  C. Eyraud, B. Lacroix

CT19. Scattering matrix measurements and light-scattering calculations of calcite particles

D.D. Dabrowska, O. Muñoz, F. Moreno, T. Nousianen, E.S. Zubko, A.C. Marra

CT20. Measurement of angular scattering function and degree of linear polarization of bentonite clay particles embedded in cylindrical epoxy matrix

A. Gogoi, G. Das, N. Karak, A. Choudhury, G. A. Ahmed


Coffee break

Session 2.2         11:00 – 12:45


Chair:  Joop Hovenier

IT6. Optical properties of nonspherical atmospheric particles and relevant applications

P. Yang, L. Bi,  G. Kattawar, R. L. Panetta  

CT21. Glints from cirrus clouds, snow blankets, and sea surfaces

A. Konoshonkin, A. Borovoi

CT22. UV-depolarization Lidar remote sensing experiment analysis using scattering matrix formalism

A. Miffre, G. David, B. Thomas, P. Rairoux

CT23. Iterative atmospheric correction scheme and the polarization color of alpine snow

M. Ottaviani, B. Cairns

CT24. Height and thickness of a scattering (aerosol or cloud) layer from space-based Oxygen A-band spectroscopy: An analytical approach

A. B. Davis

CT25. Radiative transfer in the Oxygen A-band and its application to cloud remote sensing

L. Lelli, A.A. Kokhanovsky, V.V. Rozanov, J.P. Burrows


Lunch break

Session 2.3         15:30 – 16:45


Chair:  Michael Kahnert 

IT7. Polarimetric signatures of solar system objects


CT26. Magnetic response from a composite of metal-dielectric particles in the visible range: T-matrix simulation

O. Zhuromskyy, V. Lomanets, U. Peschel

CT27. Near field computation of the extinction of electromagnetic waves in multiparticle systems

J. Schäfer, A. Kienle

CT28. On retrieving shape information from scattering phase matrices using a distribution of spheroids

T. Nousiainen, M. Kahnert, H. Lindqvist


Coffee break

Session 2.4         17:00 – 18:00


Chair:  Olga Muñoz 

IT8. Dust busters

C. Cecchi-Pestellini, G. Mulas,  S. Casu,   M. A. Iatì, R. Saija, A. Cacciola, F. Borghese, P. Denti 

CT29. On the intensity and polarization of radiation emerging from a thick Rayleigh scattering atmosphere

V. Natraj, J. W. Hovenier

CT30. Radiative transfer in closely packed realistic regoliths

S. Vahidinia,  J. Cuzzi, B. Draine, E. Marouf


Session 2.5         18:00 – 20:00


Poster session        

See the end of the program for the complete list of the poster presentations.


Wednesday, September 28

Session 3.1         8:45 – 10:30


Chair:  Elefterios Lidorikis

IT9. Optical trapping and optical binding using cylindrical vector beams

S. E. Skelton, M. Sergides, R. Patel,  E. Karczewska, O. M. Maragò, P. H. Jones 

CT31. Local electric field measurements  by optical tweezers

G. Pesce, B. Mandracchia, E. Orabona, G. Rusciano, L. De Stefano, A. Sasso

CT32. Electric and magnetic dipolar response of small dielectric  particles: scattering anisotropy and optical forces

R. Gomez-Medina,  B. Garcia-Camara, I. Suarez-Lacalle,  L.S. Froufe-Perez, F. Gonzalez, F. Moreno,  M. Nieto-Vesperinas,  J.J. Saenz

CT33. Studying the dynamics of colloidal particles with digital holographic microscopy and electromagnetic scattering solutions

J. Fung, R. W. Perry, D. M. Kaz,  R. McGorty, V. N. Manoharan

CT34. Scattering intensity from Brownian dynamics: Application to Total Internal Reflection Microscopy

G. Volpe, T. Brettschneider,  L. Helden, C. Bechinger

CT35. Optical trapping of carbon nanotubes and graphene

S. Vasi, M. A. Monaca, M. G. Donato, F. Bonaccorso, G. Privitera, O.Trushkevych, G. Calogero, B. Fazio,  A. Irrera,  M. A. Iatì,  R. Saija, P. Denti, F. Borghese, P.H. Jones, A.C. Ferrari, P. G. Gucciardi, O. M. Maragò


Coffee break

Session 3.2         11:00 – 12:30


Chair:  Gorden Videen

IT10. Physical properties of cometary dust from Monte Carlo analysis of tail and coma images

F. Moreno 

CT36. Modeling comet dust: Photopolarimetric proprties of large aggregates

L. Kolokolova, D. Mackowski

CT37. Influence of absorption on the time of flight of the light going through a complex medium

M. Kervella, F.-X. D’Abzac, F. Hache, L. Hespel, T. Dartigalongue

CT38. Angularly resolved reflectance from random and aligned semi-infinite media

A. Kienle, F. Foschum

CT39. Slow and fast magneto-optical response of magnetite nanoparticles suspension (CANCELLED)

N.L. Dmitruk, I.E. Moroz,  S. Z. Malynych

CT40. Application of the Vectorial Complex Ray Model to the scattering of an ellipsoid particle

K. F. Ren, C. Roze, T. Girasole


Lunch break

Visit to Siracusa – Departure at 14:00

Conference Dinner        


Thursday, September 29

Session 4.1         8:45 – 10:30


Chair:  Michael Mishchenko


Joop W. Hovenier

CT41. Size effects on the scattering matrices of clay particles. An experimental study

O. Muñoz, F. Moreno, D.D. Dabrowska, H. Volten, J.W. Hovenier

CT42. On the polarization angle of skylight reflected by natural surfaces: properties and application for remote sensing of planetary atmospheres

J. Chowdhary, B. Cairns, M. Mishchenko

CT43. Systematic simulations of aerosol optical property retrieval uncertainty for scanning polarimeters

K. Knobelspiesse, B. Cairns


Coffee break

Session 4.2         11:00 – 12:30


Chair:  Maxim Yurkin

IT11. Electromagnetic scattering by a polydispersion of small charged cosmic dust particles

M. Kocifaj, J. Klacka,  G. Videen  

CT44. Aerosol agent detection using spectroscopic characterization

V. Sivaprakasam, M. Currie, J. Lou, J. Czege, J. Eversole

CT45. Photo-polarimetric sensitivities to layering and mixing of absorbing aerosols

O. V. Kalashnikova, M. J. Garay, A. B. Davis, D. J. Diner,  J. V. Martonchik

CT46. Spectral simulation approach of light scattering by biological microstructures

F. Voit, J. Schäfer,  A. Kienle

CT47. Light scattering study of ZnO nanoparticles for the application of its anti-bacterial property

S. Roy,  N. Barua,  A. K. Buragohain,  G. A. Ahmed

CT48. Analysis of laser beam scattering by an ensemble of particles modeling red blood cells in ektacytometer

A. Priezzhev, S. Nikitin, A. Lugovtsov


Lunch break

Session 4.3         15:30 – 16:45


Chair:  Giovanni Volpe

IT12. Not just energy, but momentum and angular momentum too: mechanical effects in scattering

T. A. Nieminen, Alexander B. Stilgoe, Norman R. Heckenberg, Halina Rubinsztein- Dunlop  

CT49. Propagation of diffraction-free and accelerating laser beams in turbid media

T. Ersoy, B. Yalizay, I. Cilesiz, S. Akturk

CT50. Solutions of the electrostatic problem for highly eccentric particles with axial symmetry

A. Vinokurov, V. Farafonov, S. Barkanov

CT51. Polarization analysis of the scattered radiation by silicon nanoparticles in the infrared

B. Garcia-Camara, R. Gomez-Medina, F. Gonzalez, J. J. Saenz,  M. Nieto-Vesperinas, F. Moreno


Coffee break

Session 4.4         17:00 – 18:15


Chair:  Achim Hartschuh

IT13. Nanostructures for single molecule detection

E. Di Fabrizio   

CT52. Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering optimization of gold nanocylinder arrays : influence of the Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance and excitation wavelength

N. Guillot, B. Fremaux, H. Shen,  O. Péron,  E. Rinnert,  T. Toury,  M. Lamy de la Chapelle

CT53. NanoPlasmonics: from biochemical sensors to surface enhanced spectroscopies

P. -M. Adam

CT54. Light depolarization effects in tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy of Si(001) and GaAs(001)

P. G. Gucciardi, J. C. ValmaletteM. Lopes, R. Deturche, M. Lamy de la Chapelle, D. Barchiesi, F. Bonaccorso, C. D’Andrea, M. Chaigneau, G. Picardi, R. Ossikovski


Meeting  of the Scientific Organizing Committee       18:30


Friday, September 30

Session 5.1         8:45 – 10:30


Chair:  Timo Nieminem

IT14. Enhancing and Localizing Light-Matter Interactions using Surface Plasmons

M. Bohmler, N. Hartmann, C. Georgi, G. Piredda, J. Berteloth, A. Bouhelier, A. Hartschuh 

CT55. Plasmonic near-field enhanced absorption and scattering

E. Lidorikis

CT56. Light scattering calculations in planar non-homogeneous dielectric media by means of the light diffraction calculation on gratings

A.    Shcherbakov,  A.V. Tishchenko

CT57. Plasmonic nanostructure enhanced graphene-based photodetectors

T.J. Echtermeyer,  L. Britnell, S. Milana, A. Lombardo, R. V. Gorbachev, A.N. Grigorenko, A. K. Geim, K.S. Novoselov, A.C. Ferrari

CT58. Discrete dipole approximation of gold nanospheres on substrates: Considerations and comparison with other discretization methods

V. L.Y. LokeE. U. Donev, G. M. Huda, J. T. Hastings, M. P. Menguc, T. Wriedt

CT59. Light scattering and photon statistics of quantum emitters coupled to metallic nanoparticles

O. Di Stefano,  A. Ridolfo, R. Saija, S. Savasta


Coffee break

Session 5.2         11:00 – 12:45


Chair:  Enzo Di Fabrizio

IT15. Optical properties of gold nanostructures: application to the Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering and to the development of a nanobiosensor

M. Lamy De La Chapelle

CT60. Nanoantennas for surface enhanced infrared spectroscopy: Effects of interaction and higher order resonant excitations

P. Albella, F. Neubrech, D. Weber,  G. Han, T. Nagao, A. Pucci, J. Aizpurua

CT61. Decomposition of Mueller matrices of scattering media: theory and experiment

Razvigor Ossikovski

CT62. Optical response of noble metal nanoparticles

V. Myroshnychenko, F. J. Garcia de Abajo

CT63. Application of the discontinuous Galerkin time domain method to the optics of metallic nanostructures

Ye Grynko, J. Förstner, T. Meier

CT64. Strongly polarized scattering in Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of randomly distributed  molecules on gold nanowires

B. Fazio, P. G. Gucciardi, C. D’Andrea, A. Irrera, F. Bonaccorso, G. Calogero, C. Vasi,  M. Allegrini,  A. Toma, D. Chiappe, C. Martella, F. Buatier de  Mongeot



Conference closure   12:45 – 13:00


List of poster presentations

 P1. Model of the effective-medium approximation for nanostructured layers with the account of interparticle interactions and its ellipsometric registration

E. G. Bortchagovsky, A. Dejneka, L, Jastrabik, V. Z. Lozovski, T. O. Mishakova

P2. Modeling of the particle scattering structure factor for branched bio-polymers in solutions: A X-ray scattering study

P. Calandra,  M. A. Kiselev, D. Lombardo

P3. Spectral dependence of the amplification factor in Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering

C. D’Andrea,  B. Fazio, A. Irrera,   P. Artoni,  O. M. Maragò,   G. Calogero, P. G. Gucciardi

P4. Raman scattering in heavily boron-doped single-crystal diamond

G. Faggio, G.Messina, S. Santangelo, D. Alfieri, G. Prestopino, I. Ciancaglioni, M.Marinelli

P5. Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of biomolecules in buffer solution

B.    Fazio,  C. D’Andrea,  V. Villari, N. Micali,  O.M. Maragò,

G. Calogero, P.G. Gucciardi

P6. Optical sizing of irregular snow grains

        A. Kokhanovsky

P7. Wide‐bandwidth photon time of flight spectroscopy of

the turbid media

        D. Khoptyar, A. A. Subash, E. Alerstam, S. A. Engels

P8. Diffraction of a plane wave on a multilayered grating

A.G. Kyurkchan,  S.A. Manenkov

P9. Modelling mineral dust using stereophotogrammetry

H. Lindqvist, O. Jokinen, K. Kandler,  T. Nousiainen

P10. Small-angle light scattering by monolayer of liquid crystal droplets in polymer matrix

V. A. Loiko, V. Ya. Zyryanov, U. Maschke, A. V. Konkolovich, A. A. Miskevich

P11. Analysis of MAIAC dust aerosol retrievals from MODIS over North Africa

A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, C. Hsu, O. Torres, G. Leptoukh, O. Kalashnikova, S. Korkin

P12. A Fortan-90 multiple sphere code for use on parallel computer clusters

D. Mackowski, L. Kolokolova, M. Mishchenko

P13. Light scattering by silver and gold nanoparticles in colloid solutions and monolayers

I.M. Dmitruk, E.S. Grabovskyi,  A.M. Dmytruk, S. Z. Malynych , N.L. Dmitruk

P14. Tuning the structural and optical properties of Gold/Silver nanoalloys prepared by laser ablation in liquids for ultra-sensitive spectroscopy and optical trapping

E. Messina, L. D’Urso, C. Satriano, E. Fazio, M. G. Donato,  B. Fazio, C. D’Andrea, O. M. Maragò, P. G. Gucciardi, G. Compagnini, F. Neri

P15. Asteroid phase curves from Lowell Observatory photometric database

D. A. Oszkiewicz, K. Muinonen, E. Bowell, D. Trilling, L.H. Wasserman, A. Penttila, and T. Pieniluoma

P16. Super Continuum Light for Measuring Scattering and

Absorption of Turbid Media.

        O. H. A. Nielsen

P17. The difficulty of measuring orbital angular momentum

D. Preece,  T. A. NieminenT. Asavei,  N. R. Heckenberg, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop

P18. Sensitivity of radiative impact of dust to particle shape: comparison of spheres and spheroids

P. Mauno, M. Kahnert, P. Raisanen,  T. Nousiainen

P19. Separation of fine and coarse aerosol contributions to the total aerosol light scattering: an AERONET assessment

C. Quirantes, F.J. Olmo, H. Lyamani , A. Valenzuela, L. Alados-Arboledas

P20. Mueller matrix characterization of porous media in visible

S. Savenkov, A. Priezzhev, Ye. Oberemok, P. Silfsten, T. Ervasti, J. Ketolainen, and K.-E. Peiponen

P21. Dominant type of deterministic polarization transformation for inhomogeneous elliptic birefringent medium

S. Savenkov, Ye. Oberemok, I. Kolomiets,  V. Yakubchak,  R. Muttiah

P22. Modified refractive index of ZnS nanoparticles doped glasses

M. Moussaoui, R. Saoudi, S. Tonchev, S. Palle and A. V. Tishchenko

P23. On Rayleigh approximation for non-ellipsoids

V. G. Farafonov, V. B. Il’in, M. S. Prokopjeva, S. V. Barkanov, A. A. Vinokurov, T. N. Khoudyakova

P24. Shape dependency of the extinction and absorption cross sections of dust aerosols modeled as randomly oriented spheroids

R. Wagner, K. Kandler, C. Linke, T. Mueller, M. Schnaiter

P25. Remote sensing of aerosols above cloud using polarization measurements from POLDER/PARASOL - Comparison with lidar CALIOP - 

F. Waquet , J. Riedi, L. Labonnotte, F. Thieuleux , F. Ducos, P. Goloub, D. Tanré



IT = Invited Talk                   (25 min + quest.)

CT= Contributed Talk           (12 min + quest.)


Never shall I forget the sensation of our arrival in Sicily. The sky was the bluest of blues; on one side of the train the sea was sparkling, to the other were mountains, and orange and lemon groves. The sun was dazzling. It was hot.


D. Phelps, A House in Sicily



Key Dates

  • September 26, ELS XIII begins


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