Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 46, Number 3, June 2009
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||19 July 2008|
Six-dimensional view of dielectric mixtures as metamaterials
Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Radio Science and Engineering, PO Box 3000, 02015 TKK, Finland
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 10 April 2008
Accepted: 14 April 2008
Published online: 19 July 2008
This paper discusses homogenization formulas and mixing rules that connect effective dielectric properties of mixtures with their microstucture. The special point of view in this paper is that all parameters appearing in mixing formulas are treated with equal status. The parameters that can be varied are the permittivities (which are allowed to be negative as well as positive) of the inclusion, environment, and composite, the volume fraction, spatial dimension, and an abstract parameter which chooses the given mixing formula type. The analysis helps in the interpretation of predictions from classical mixing rules when they are extended into the domain of negative-permittivity metamaterials.
PACS: 41.20.-q – Applied classical electromagnetism / 73.90.+f – Other topics in electronic structure and electrical properties of surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and low-dimensional structures / 77.22.-d – Dielectric properties of solids and liquids
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