Homogenisation of similarly oriented, metallic, ellipsoidal inclusions using the bilocally approximated strong-property-fluctuation theory

Tom G. Mackay, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Werner S. Weiglhofer

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The homogenisation of a two-phase composite medium comprising metallic, ellipsoidal inclusions embedded in a non-conducting host medium is carried out via the bilocally approximated strong-property-fluctuation theory. Comparison is made against the results obtained via the Bruggeman formalism. The correlated actions of neighbouring inclusions result in a considerable mitigation of the percolation threshold anisotropy due to inclusion shape alone. Furthermore, the choice of covariance function may only have a secondary influence in relation to the effects of the correlation length.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Sep 15 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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