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Electrodynamics in Homogeneous, Isotropic Media

  • Peter Schattschneider

Abstract

This chapter, is devoted to the discussion of electromagnetic properties of homogeneous (as such they are unbounded in space) isotropic media, based on classical Maxwell theory. As we shall see, the central concept is that of the dielectric function (permittivity) ε. It determines the eigenmodes of the system as well as the medium’s interaction with external perturbations, which is, in the context of inelastic scattering, a (fast) electron.

Keywords

Dielectric Function Longitudinal Mode Scatter Cross Section Charge Density Wave Fourier Representation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Schattschneider
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  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte und Technische PhysikTechnische Universität WienAustria

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