The strong-property-fluctuation theory applied to the homogenisation of linear bianisotropic composites

T. G. Mackay, A. Lakhtakia, W. S. Weiglhofer

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We consider the strong-property-fluctuation theory (SPFT) for linear bianisotropic mediums based on ellipsoidal distribution topology. Implementations of the SPFT are presented for three choices of the covariance function. The SPFT is then applied to estimate the effective constitutive parameters of two types of homogenised composite medium: a chiroferrite medium and a reciprocal biaxial bianisotropic medium. The influences of the component phase topology and orientation, correlation length and covariance function are explored. The SPFT estimates of the constitutive parameters are compared with those calculated using the Incremental Maxwell Garnett and the Bruggeman homogenisation formalisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-255
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventComplex Mediums II: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2001Aug 1 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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