CALCULATION OF THE COMPLETE SET OF OBSERVABLES FOR ELASTIC LIGHT SCATTERING BY RAMDOMLY ORIENTED MACROMOLECULES
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We calculate the Perrin scattering matrix, which links the four Stokes parameters of light scattered by a dilute solution of macromolecules to the Stokes parameters of the incident light. Our algorithm involves the analytic average over all orientations of the macromolecule, which may be of arbitrary size and shape. We show that certain Perrin elements, which we previously identified as retardation elements, vanish when the interaction between subunits is assumed to be instantaneous, instead of proceeding at the speed of light.
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