Bruggeman model for Chiral Particulate Composites

Robert D. Kampia, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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By utilizing the polarizabilities of a small chiral sphere embedded in a chiral medium, the Bruggeman model of a composite formed by randomly dispersing identical, electrically small, isotropic chiral spheres in an isotropic achiral host medium has been formulated. Numerical results show that the Bruggeman estimates of the effective properties of the composite differ significantly from the Maxwell-Garnett estimates for a sufficiently large chirality parameter of the inclusion spheres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1390-1394
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 14 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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