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Title: Composite Medium with Simultaneously Negative Permeability and Permittivity

Abstract

We demonstrate a composite medium, based on a periodic array of interspaced conducting nonmagnetic split ring resonators and continuous wires, that exhibits a frequency region in the microwave regime with simultaneously negative values of effective permeability {mu}{sub eff}({omega}) and permittivity {epsilon}{sub eff}({omega}) . This structure forms a ''left-handed'' medium, for which it has been predicted that such phenomena as the Doppler effect, Cherenkov radiation, and even Snell's law are inverted. It is now possible through microwave experiments to test for these effects using this new metamaterial. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216335
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 18; Other Information: PBD: 1 May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; RESONATORS; WIRES; PERMEABILITY; PERMITTIVITY; DOPPLER EFFECT; CHERENKOV RADIATION; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Smith, D. R., Padilla, Willie J., Vier, D. C., Nemat-Nasser, S. C., and Schultz, S. Composite Medium with Simultaneously Negative Permeability and Permittivity. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.4184.
Smith, D. R., Padilla, Willie J., Vier, D. C., Nemat-Nasser, S. C., & Schultz, S. Composite Medium with Simultaneously Negative Permeability and Permittivity. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.4184.
Smith, D. R., Padilla, Willie J., Vier, D. C., Nemat-Nasser, S. C., and Schultz, S. Mon . "Composite Medium with Simultaneously Negative Permeability and Permittivity". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.4184.
@article{osti_20216335,
title = {Composite Medium with Simultaneously Negative Permeability and Permittivity},
author = {Smith, D. R. and Padilla, Willie J. and Vier, D. C. and Nemat-Nasser, S. C. and Schultz, S.},
abstractNote = {We demonstrate a composite medium, based on a periodic array of interspaced conducting nonmagnetic split ring resonators and continuous wires, that exhibits a frequency region in the microwave regime with simultaneously negative values of effective permeability {mu}{sub eff}({omega}) and permittivity {epsilon}{sub eff}({omega}) . This structure forms a ''left-handed'' medium, for which it has been predicted that such phenomena as the Doppler effect, Cherenkov radiation, and even Snell's law are inverted. It is now possible through microwave experiments to test for these effects using this new metamaterial. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.4184},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = 18,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}