Bruggeman approach for isotropic chiral mixtures revisited

Benjamin M. Ross, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Two interpretations of the Bruggeman approach for the homogenization of isotropic chiral mixtures are shown to lead to different results. Whereas the standard interpretation is shown to yield the average polarizability density approach, a recent interpretation turns out to deliver a null excess polarization approach. The difference between the two interpretations arises from differing treatments of the local field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-527
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 20 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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