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Journal of Nanophotonics • Open Access

Lewin's homogenization formula revisited for nanocomposite materials
Author(s): Tom G. Mackay

Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2008
PDF: 4 pages
J. Nanophoton. 2(1) 029503 doi: 10.1117/1.3028260
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 2, Issue 1
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Tom G. Mackay, Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

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