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Electric Metamaterials

  • W. Cai
  • V. Shalaev
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter deals with electric metamaterials – artificially structured materials with prescribed electric properties. Since such media were investigated long before the flourish of metamaterial research, we begin the chapter with a historical review of “artificial dielectrics” initiated by radio wave engineers in the mid-20th century. Next, we study two of the most important types of electric metamaterials: stratified metal-dielectric composite and periodic arrays of metallic wires. These metamaterials serve as starting points for many advanced material structures and devices, such as negative-index materials, meta-lenses and electromagnetic cloaks. We also briefly discuss the optical properties of random metal-dielectric composites, which can be regarded as disordered electric metamaterials.

Keywords

Percolation Threshold Wire Array Effective Permittivity Effective Electron Mass Metallic Wire 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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