IUTAM Symposium on Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves in Structured Media

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, 18–22 January 1999

  • Ross C. McPhedran
  • Lindsay C. Botten
  • Nicolae A. Nicorovici
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. C. McPhedran, N. A. Nicorovici, L. C. Botten, A. B. Movchan
      Pages 15-28
  3. Aspects of Electromagnetic Waves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Benjamin S. White, Werner Kohler, Leonard J. Srnka
      Pages 31-42
    3. G. F. Brand
      Pages 43-56
    4. B. J. Eggleton, C. Martijn de Sterke, R. E. Slusher
      Pages 57-70
  4. Aspects of Mechanical Waves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. G. W. Owen, I. D. Abrahams
      Pages 73-88
    3. Philippe Boulanger, Michael Hayes
      Pages 89-100
    4. A. Movchan, S. Sorokin, Ö. Selsil
      Pages 101-110
    5. J. H. Page, M. L. Cowan, Ping Sheng, D. A. Weitz
      Pages 121-132
  5. Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. N. F. Cramer, S. V. Vladimirov
      Pages 135-148
    3. V. Erofeyev, V. Kazhaev, S. Kovalev
      Pages 149-158
    4. V. V. Mityushev, T. N. Zhorovina
      Pages 159-168
    5. A. J. Reuben, J. G. Yardley, R. C. McPhedran
      Pages 169-186
  6. Homogenization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. P. Halevi, A. A. Krokhin, J. Arriaga
      Pages 219-226
    3. C. G. Poulton, R. C. McPhedran, N. A. Nicorovici, L. C. Botten, A. B. Movchan
      Pages 227-238
  7. Photonic Band Gap Materials and Localization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. D. Maystre, G. Tayeb, P. Vincent, S. Enoch, G. Guida
      Pages 241-256
    3. F. Gadot, E. Akmansoy, T. Brillat, A. de Lustrac, J. M. Lourtioz
      Pages 257-268
    4. N. A. Nicorovici1, R. C. McPhedran, L. C. Botten, A. A. Asatryan, P. A. Robinson, C. M. de Sterke
      Pages 269-284
    5. J. R. Sambles, T. W. Preist, W. C. Tan, N. P. Wanstall
      Pages 285-296
    6. L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, R. C. McPhedran, N. A. Nicorovici, A. A. Asatryan, P. A. Robinson
      Pages 297-310
    7. Sergei A. Bulgakov, Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas
      Pages 311-320
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 321-325

About these proceedings


The IUTAM Symposium on Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves in Structured Media took place at the University of Sydney from January 18- 22, 1999. It brought together leading researchers from eleven countries for a week-long meeting, with the aim of providing cross-links between the com- nities studying related problems involving elastic and electromagnetic waves in structured materials. After the meeting, participants were invited to submit articles based on their presentations, which were refereed and assembled to constitute these Proceedings. The topics covered here represent areas at the forefront of research intoelastic and electromagnetic waves. They include effect of nonlinearity, diffusion and multiple scattering on waves, as well as asymptotic and numerical techniques. Composite materials are discussed in depth, with example systems ranging fromdusty plasmas to a magneto-elastic microstructured system. Also included are studies of homogenisation, that field which seeks to determine equivalent homogeneous systems which can give equivalent wave properties to structured materials, and inverse problems, in which waves are used as a probe to infer structural details concerning scattering systems. There are also strong groups of papers on the localization of waves by random systems, and photonic and phononic band gap materials. These are being developed by analogue with semiconductors for electrons, and hold out the promise of enabling designers to control the propagation of waves through materials in novel ways. We would like to thank the other members of the Scientific Committee (A.


Electromagnetism composite material crystal diffraction elasticity electromagnetic wave modeling optics oscillation photonics spectroscopy vibration

Authors and affiliations

  • Ross C. McPhedran
    • 1
  • Lindsay C. Botten
    • 2
  • Nicolae A. Nicorovici
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of TechnologySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-7038-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-46955-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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