Remarks on the Nonexistence of Linear Tellegen Media

A. Lakhtakia, W. S. Weiglhofer

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Linear Tellegen media are pathologically nonreciprocal and bi-isotropic. We remark here that these and other nonreciprocal bi-isotropic media do not have a recognizable existence in modern electromagnetism. That is why no physical examples of these media have ever been found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-456
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Communications Technology and Electronics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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