Homogenization of composite electrets

Youcef Amirat, Vladimir V. Shelukhin

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We study the two-scale homogenization of the diffraction interfacial condition for the diffusion equation relevant to a composite medium which has a periodic structure. The results are applied to the electric field potential within a dielectric composite body when there is a difference in dielectric permittivity between the composite components in the presence of interfacial static charges. The principal result is that the interfacial charge distribution is equivalent to an apparent bulk charge which can be calculated starting from the composite geometry. We perform the corrector analysis and establish that the corrector terms strongly depend on the interfacial charge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-283
Number of pages23
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017


  • Electret composite
  • interfacial and bulk charges
  • two-scale convergence
  • correctors


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