Abstract

An analytical model of composites made of a dielectric base and randomly oriented metal inclusions in the form of nanorods is presented. This model is based on the generalized Maxwell Garnett (MG) mixing rule. In this model, the nanorod particles are modeled as prolate spheroids with a statistically normal distribution of their aspect ratios. It is shown that parameters of the distribution laws affect the frequency characteristics of the composites both at microwave and optical frequencies. The results of computations are represented.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Second Department

Materials Science and Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

Comments

This work was supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory under Contract FA8650-04-C-5704 through the Center for Advanced Materials Technology, University of Missouri-Rolla.

Keywords and Phrases

Maxwell Garnett (MG) Mixing Rule; Dielectric; Microwave Frequencies; Nanorods; Optical Frequencies

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1937-6472

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 EMW Publishing, All rights reserved.

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