Third-order implementation and convergence of the strong-property-fluctuation theory in electromagnetic homogenization

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

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The strong-property-fluctuation theory (SPFT) has been widely applied under the second-order approximation (also known as the bilocal approximation) to estimate the constitutive properties of effectively homogeneous composite mediums. A third-order mass operator approximation is developed here. The convergence of the long-wavelength, bilocally-approximated SPFT is demonstrated for isotropic chiral composite mediums, as well as for chiroferrite composite mediums.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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