1D Energy Transport in a Strongly Scattering Laboratory Model
Radiative transfer (RT) theory is often invoked to describe energy propagation in strongly scattering media. Fitting RT to measured wave field intensities is rather different at late times, when the transport is diffusive, than at intermediate times (around one extinction mean free time), when ballistic and diffusive behavior coexist. While there are many examples of late-time RT fits, we describe ultrasonic multiple scattering measurements with RT over the entire range of times—from ballistic to diffusive. In addition to allowing us to retrieve the scattering and absorption mean free paths independently, our results also support theoretical predictions in 1D that suggest an intermediate regime of diffusive (nonlocalized) behavior.
Kasper van Wijk, Matt M. Haney, and John A. Scales. "1D Energy Transport in a Strongly Scattering Laboratory Model" Physical Review E 69 (2004): 036611-1-036611-5.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kasper_van_wijk/7