Waves in Metamaterials

Paperback | May 24, 2014

byLaszlo Solymar, Ekaterina Shamonina

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Metamaterials is a young subject born in the 21st century. It is concerned with artificial materials which can have electrical and magnetic properties difficult or impossible to find in nature. The building blocks in most cases are resonant elements much smaller than the wavelength of theelectromagnetic wave. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of research in this field at a level that should appeal to final year undergraduates in physics or in electrical and electronic engineering. The mathematics is kept at a minimum; the aim is to explain the physics in simple terms and enumerate the major advances. It can be profitably read by graduate and post-graduate students in order to find out what has been done in the field outside their speciality, and by experts who may gain newinsight about the inter-relationship of the physical phenomena involved.

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Metamaterials is a young subject born in the 21st century. It is concerned with artificial materials which can have electrical and magnetic properties difficult or impossible to find in nature. The building blocks in most cases are resonant elements much smaller than the wavelength of theelectromagnetic wave. The book offers a comprehe...

Laszlo Solymar was born in 1930 in Budapest. He is Emeritus Professor of Applied Electromagnetism at the University of Oxford and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. He graduated from the Technical University of Budapest in 1952 and received the equivalent of a Ph.D in 1956 from the Hungarian Aca...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pagesPublished:May 24, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198705018

ISBN - 13:9780198705017

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Table of Contents

1. Basic concepts and basic equations2. A bird's-eye view of metamaterials3. Plasmon-polaritons4. Small resonators5. Subwavelength imaging6. Phenomena in waveguides7. Magnetoinductive waves I8. Magnetoinductive waves II9. Seven topics in search of a chapter10. A historical reviewAppendix A: AcronymsAppendix B: Field at the centre of a cubical lattice of identical dipolesAppendix C: Derivation of material parameters from reflection and transmission coefficientsAppendix D: How does surface charge appear in the boundary conditions?Appendix E: The Brewster waveAppendix F: The electrostatic limitAppendix G: Alternative derivation of the dispersion equation for SPPs for a dielectric-metal-dielectric structure: presence of a surface chargeAppendix H: Electric dipole moment induced by a magnetic field perpendicular to the plane of the SRRAppendix I: Average dielectric constants of a multilayer structureAppendix J: Derivation of mutual inductance between two magnetic dipoles in the presence of retardation

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"Certainly the book I would recommend to my students who are entering this burgeoning research field. The metamaterials community is growing, and I am sure that this will become a popular book with a considerable life span." --Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton