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Lewin's homogenization formula revisited for nanocomposite materials

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Tom G. Mackay

School of Mathematics and Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Edinburgh, James Clerk Maxwell Building, King's Buildings, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 3JZ United Kingdom

J. Nanophoton. 2(1), 029503 (October 29, 2008). doi:10.1117/1.3028260
History: Received September 30, 2008; Revised October 24, 2008; Accepted October 24, 2008; October 29, 2008; Online October 29, 2008
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Abstract

The applicability of Lewin's homogenization formula is restricted to composite materials wherein: (a) the inclusions are small relative to wavelength in the host material and the inclusion material; (b) the real parts of the permittivities (and/or the permeabilities) of the host and inclusion materials have the same sign, for weakly nondissipative materials; and(c) the volume fraction of the inclusion material is less than approximately 0.3.

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Tom G. Mackay
"Lewin's homogenization formula revisited for nanocomposite materials", J. Nanophoton. 2(1), 029503 (October 29, 2008). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3028260


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