Scattering of beltrami fields by anisotropic impedance spheres

Balasubramaniam Shanker, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Time-harmonic electromagnetic fields in a homogeneous biisotropic medium are easily described in terms of Beltrami fields. In this paper, the Mie solution for scattering by an anisotropic impedance sphere immersed in a homogeneous biisotropic medium has been derived, and the effect of impedance-matching conditions examined. The pertinent Rayleigh solution for electrically small spheres has been used to obtain their four polarizabilities, which have been then used to get the Maxwell-Garnett estimates of the effective properties of a dilute random composite formed by immersing electrically small spheres in a homogenous biisotropic host medium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-229
Number of pages13
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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