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From: Validated predictive computational methods for surface charge in heterogeneous functional materials: HeteroFoaM™

Figure 2

Representative volume elements for the design of a dielectric heterogeneous material with two phases: (a) plate of infinite extent in the vertical direction, vector electric field applied across boundaries in the horizontal direction to uniform interior material; (b) same as case (a) except that a second phase material is added in the interior (shaded region); (c) 2-D domain with prescribed boundary conditions on the top and bottom (e.g., symmetrical/repeating, insulating, etc.) and a uniform applied field in the horizontal direction.

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