1 June 2009 Do extended effective-medium formulas scale properly?
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J. of Nanophotonics, 3(1), 039501 (2009). doi:10.1117/1.3157171
Abstract
The original Bruggeman and Maxwell Garnett formulas for the average dielectric function of a composite medium satisfy a scaling law: if the dielectric functions of both components are scaled by the same factor, the average dielectric function scales by this factor. These formulas are independent of the size of polarizable elements. Extended formulas explicitly account for size, but at least one formula fails to satisfy the scaling law, a likely failing of all such formulas.
Craig F. Bohren, "Do extended effective-medium formulas scale properly?," Journal of Nanophotonics 3(1), 039501 (1 June 2009). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3157171
Submission: Received ; Accepted
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Dielectrics

Optical spheres

Composites

Scattering

Particles

Molecular aggregates

Molecules

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