Dielectric resonances in three-dimensional binary disordered media
I.R.P.H.E., CNRS -Universités d'Aix-Marseille I & II,
Service 242, Campus Universitaire de St. Jérôme,
13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France
Published online: 15 February 2000
Powdered solids often present very specific properties due to their granular nature. Such powders are often obtained by mixing two ingredients in variable proportions: conductor and insulator, or conductor and super-conductor. In a very natural way, these systems are modeled by regular lattices, whose sites or bonds are randomly chosen with given probabilities. It is known that the electrical and optical properties of random bi-dimensional (2D) networks are well described by their conductance's poles (resonances) and residues (amplitudes). The numerical implementation of a spectral method gave the spectral density, the AC conductivity, the multi-fractal properties of the moments for the local electric field (or currents), and spectrum of resonances characteristic of some small clusters (animals). This work extends the spectral method to the three-dimensional (3D) case where the problem is more complicated because the duality property and the corresponding symmetries are broken. As in the 2D-case, the two significant parameters are the ratio of the complex conductances and of both phases, and the probability p (resp. ) of (resp. ). All the resonances lie on the negative real h-axis, i.e. for pure non resistive networks in the AC case. For a static (DC) system, only the value h=0 (corresponding to a binary system with finite and , or and finite) can give a resonance. Some applications are proposed, in particular the ability for small clusters (animals with one, two or three bonds) to present a singular response for well identified frequencies of the incident electromagnetic field.
PACS: 66.10.Ed – Ionic conduction / 66.30.Dn – Theory of diffusion and ionic conduction in solids / 61.43.Gt – Powders, porous materials
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2000