Debye potentials

Debye potentials

[də′bī pə′ten·chəlz]
(electromagnetism)
Two scalar potentials, designated Ρ e and Ρ m, in terms of which one can express the electric and magnetic fields resulting from radiation or scattering of electromagnetic waves by a distribution of localized sources in a homogeneous isotropic medium.
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For a single homogeneous sphere of radius a in vacuum, Mie provided the analytical solutions of light scattering, by introducing the scalar Debye potentials [[pi].
In the absence of light absorption, since the films are very thin (20 [sim] 25 [micro]m), the Debye potentials are considered constant within the film interior.