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Effective Medium Theory: Principles and Applications

Tuck C. Choy


Effective medium theory dates back to the early days of the theory of electricity. Faraday in 1837 proposed one of the earliest models for a composite metal-insulator dielectric and around 1870 Maxwell and later Garnett (1904) developed models to describe a composite or mixed material medium. The subject has been developed considerably since and while the results are useful for predicting materials performance, the theory can also be used in a wide range of problems in physics and materials engineering. This book develops the topic of effective medium theory by bringing together the essentials ... More

Keywords: effective medium, Maxwell-Garnett, electromagnetic, electrolytes, cloaking, static, dynamic, materials, composite

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198705093
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tuck C. Choy, author
previously Professor at the National Center for Theoretical Science, Taiwan