Limits of Effective Material Properties in the Context of an Electromagnetic Tissue Model

  title={Limits of Effective Material Properties in the Context of an Electromagnetic Tissue Model},
  author={Kevin Jerbic and Kevin Neumann and Jan Taro Svejda and Benedikt Sievert and Andreas Rennings and Daniel Erni},
  journal={IEEE Access},
Most calibration schemes for reflection-based tissue spectroscopy in the mm-wave/ THz-frequency range are based on homogenized, frequency-dependent tissue models where macroscopic material parameters have either been determined by measurement or calculated using effective material theory. However, as the resolution of measurement at these frequencies captures the underlying microstructure of the tissue, we will investigate the validity limits of such effective material models over a wide… 
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