An electromagnetic trinity from "negative permittivity" and "negative permeability"

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An electromagnetic trinity comprising vacuum, anti-vacuum, and nihility is postulated - after making use of materials with "negative permittivity" and "negative permeability" - to illuminate the structure of electromagnetic theory, at least insofar as the relationship of phase velocity with Poynting vector is concerned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-818
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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