Effective dielectric function of composite media

  • Ping Sheng
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 154)


This article reviews the relationship between the microstructure of a composite, i.e. geometric shapes as well as topological arrangements of the different components, and two unique characteristics of metal-insulation composites — the percolation threshold and the optical dielectric anomaly. It is demonstrated that the effective medium approach to the calculation of effective dielectric constant e can yield realistic results provided that the microstructural information is properly taken into account.


Percolation Threshold Effective Medium Theory Effective Dielectric Constant Dielectric Anomaly Granular Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ping Sheng
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  1. 1.Theoretical Sciences Group Corporate Research Science LaboratoriesExxon Research and Engineering Co.Linden

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