Scattering by many small bodies and applications to condensed matter physicsA. G. Ramm
Mathematics Department, Kansas St. University - Manhattan, KS 66506, USA and TU Darmstadt - Darmstadt, Germany
received 26 June 2007; accepted in final form 21 September 2007; published November 2007
published online 19 October 2007
Equations for the effective field in the medium, in which many small particles are embedded, are derived. It is shown how to create a material with a desired refraction coefficient by embedding in a given material many small particles.
43.20.+g - General linear acoustics.
62.30.+d - Mechanical and elastic waves; vibrations.
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