Response to comments on boundary problems and electromagnetic constitutive parameters

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Abstract

The positive conclusion on the recognizable existence of the Tellegen parameter, which invalidates the Post constraint, arrived at in the Comment of Sihvola and Tretyakov through the solution of a boundary-value problem relies on a framework of macroscopic electromagnetism that lacks a microscopic basis. But the microscopic viewpoint underlying the framework of modern macroscopic electromagnetism invalidates the boundary conditions used therein, and instead validates the Post constraint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-252
Number of pages3
JournalOptik
Volume119
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 14 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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