# depolarization factor

## depolarization factor

[dē‚pō·lə·rə′zā·shən ‚fak·tər]
(electricity)
The ratio of the internal electric field induced by the charges on the surface of a dielectric when an external field is applied to the polarization of the dielectric.
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The production of nitric oxide decreases, while the production of Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and the Endothelium Depolarization Factor (EDF) increases (1,35).
The production of nitric oxide decreases, while the production of Endothelin-1 (ET-1), Endothelium Depolarization Factor (EDF), and Endothelins increase (1).
In (18)-(19), [[epsilon].sub.1] is the permittivity of inclusions having ellipsoidal shape, [[epsilon].sub.m] is the permittivity of environment material, 0 [less than or equal to] [N.sub.i] [less than or equal to] 1 ([N.sub.1] + [N.sub.2] + [N.sub.3] = 1) is the depolarization factor, and f(x) is the space-dependent filling factor function.
The numerical simulations have been performed by changing the filling factor function, the depolarization factor, and the mixing model.
The first test case regards the pulse propagation inside a dispersive medium described by the Maxwell-Garnet model, the linear filling factor function, and the depolarization factor [N.sub.1] = [N.sub.2] = [N.sub.3] = 1/3.
where A and q are, respectively, the shape factor or the depolarization factor along the c axis and the volume fraction of the minority phase.
where [N.sub.i] is the depolarization factor. The depolarization factor in the x-direction for an ellipsoid with the semi-axis aligned with cartesian-axis is
For prolate spheroids ([a.sub.x] > [a.sub.y] = [a.sub.z]) the depolarization factors are,
where the depolarization factors are for an ellipsoid aligned with one axis.
Sihvola [21] presented the depolarization factors for anisotropic metamaterials.
The other nine DOFs are depolarization factors that describe how different states of polarization are depolarized.
In modeling the fiber-polymer composites, formulations are used that allow for multiple constituents of spheroidal shapes with depolarization factors L.
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