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On the effective permittivity of silver-insulator nanocomposites

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Tom G. Mackay

University of Edinburgh

J. Nanophoton. 1(1), 019501 (January 19, 2007). doi:10.1117/1.2472372
History: Received October 18, 2006; Revised November 8, 2006; Accepted November 9, 2006; January 19, 2007; Online January 19, 2007
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Abstract

The Bruggeman formalism provides an estimate of the effective permittivity of a composite material comprising two constituent materials, with each constituent material being composed of electrically small particles. When one of the constituent materials is silver and the other is an insulating material, the Bruggeman estimate of the effective permittivity of the composite exhibits resonances with respect to volume fraction that are not physically plausible.

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Tom G. Mackay
"On the effective permittivity of silver-insulator nanocomposites", J. Nanophoton. 1(1), 019501 (January 19, 2007). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2472372


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