A nonlinear field theory of deformable dielectrics

  title={A nonlinear field theory of deformable dielectrics},
  author={Zhigang Suoa and Xuanhe Zhaoa and William H. Greeneb},
  • Zhigang Suoa, Xuanhe Zhaoa, William H. Greeneb
  • Published 2007
Two difficulties have long troubled the field theory of dielectric solids. First, when two electric charges are placed inside a dielectric solid, the force between them is not a measurable quantity. Second, when a dielectric solid deforms, the true electric field and true electric displacement are not work conjugates. These difficulties are circumvented in a new formulation of the theory in this paper. Imagine that each material particle in a dielectric is attached with a weight and a battery… CONTINUE READING
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