The problem solved here consists of estimating the effective medium properties of a chiral composite made of a dilute concentration of small non-interacting chiral spheres, randomly suspended in a chiral host medium. Volume integral equations to determine the scattering characteristics of an inhomogeneous chiral scatterer are obtained. These equations are utilized to derive the general electromagnetic polarizability tensor of a small homogeneous chiral sphere embedded in a homogeneous chiral host medium. Finally, from the polarizability tensor, several conclusions regarding the effective properties of the chiral-chiral composite are obtained.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films