Resonances in small scatterers with impedance boundary

Research paper by Ari Sihvola, Dimitrios C. Tzarouchis, Pasi Ylä-Oijala, Henrik Wallén, Beibei Kong

Indexed on: 22 May '18Published on: 22 May '18Published in: arXiv - Physics - Classical Physics


With analytical (generalized Mie scattering) and numerical (integral-equation-based) considerations we show the existence of strong resonances in the scattering response of small spheres with lossless impedance boundary. With increasing size, these multipolar resonances are damped and shifted with respect to the magnitude of the surface impedance. The electric-type resonances are inductive and magnetic ones capacitive. Interestingly, these subwavelength resonances resemble plasmonic resonances in small negative-permittivity scatterers and dielectric resonances in small high-permittivity scatterers. The fundamental dipolar mode is also analyzed from the point of view of surface currents and the effect of the change of the shape into a non-spherical geometry.