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Electromagnetic Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations Hardcover – July 11, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0471761020 ISBN-10: 0471761028 Edition: 1st

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Leading experts explore the exotic properties and exciting applications of electromagnetic metamaterials

Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations gives readers a clearly written, richly illustrated introduction to the most recent research developments in the area of electromagnetic metamaterials. It explores the fundamental physics, the designs, and the engineering aspects, and points to a myriad of exciting potential applications. The editors, acknowledged leaders in the field of metamaterials, have invited a group of leading researchers to present both their own findings and the full array of state-of-the-art applications for antennas, waveguides, devices, and components.

Following a brief overview of the history of artificial materials, the publication divides its coverage into two major classes of metamaterials. The first half of the publication examines effective media with single (SNG) and double negative (DNG) properties; the second half examines electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structures. The book further divides each of these classes into their three-dimensional (3D volumetric) and two-dimensional (2D planar or surface) realizations. Examples of each type of metamaterial are presented, and their known and anticipated properties are reviewed.

Collectively, Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations presents a review of recent research advances associated with a highly diverse set of electromagnetic metamaterials. Its multifaceted approach offers readers a combination of theoretical, numerical, and experimental perspectives for a better understanding of their behaviors and their potentialapplications in components, devices, and systems. Extensive reference lists provide opportunities to explore individual topics and classes of metamaterials in greater depth.

With full-color illustrations throughout to clarify concepts and help visualize actual results, this book provides a dynamic, user-friendly resource for students, engineers, physicists, and other researchers in the areas of electromagnetic materials, microwaves, millimeter waves, and optics. It equips newcomers with a basic understanding of metamaterials and their potential applications. Advanced researchers will benefit from thought-provoking perspectives that will deepen their knowledge and lead them to new areas of investigation.

About the Author

NADER ENGHETA, PhD, is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor in the Department of Electricaland Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania. A Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, he is an Associate Editorof IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters and was an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer from 1997–1999.

RICHARD W. ZIOLKOWSKI, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. He was elected by the faculty to be the first Kenneth von Behren Chaired Professor and has been a recipient of the Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award and the IEEE and Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teaching Award. Professor Ziolkowski is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He was the 2005 president of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press; 1 edition (July 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471761028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471761020
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,074,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Doctor.Generosity TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 4, 2011
I ordered this book because I hoped - from the title - that it was a systematic, from first-principles introduction to electromagnetic materials at all wavelengths, by the two well known experts, Profs. Engheta and Ziolkowski. Unfortunately, the title is misleading. They are just editors and the book a recasting of a 2003 special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. The chapters are a collection of individual contributions on a range of research topics of interest primarily to the microwave and radar communities, including aspects of 'doubly negative' materials. For these readers there is a good deal of useful material on a range of fascinating subjects, such as space-filling curve antenna structures. However, I was a bit annoyed at having fallen for the publisher's trick of giving the book a more general title than the actual content would justify, probably in the hope that libraries will order it sight unseen.

Another annoyance is the poor printing quality of this volume, which looks as if it were run off on an office laser printer. The paper is gray (recycled?) and the colors are dull, with lumps of pigment. Some of the figure labels are so crudely rendered as to be unreadable. And this is a $150 book. What we are seeing here is a decline in the traditional business model of academic publishers. Once upon a time there was a steady market from university libraries to support scientific monographs, and professors such as these editors could be sponsored to sit down and write real books. Apparently this is no longer economic, when the readership is so small and so much is available free on the Web. We are witnessing the decline and fall of paper books in favor of electronic documents as the means of knowledge distribution, and publishers like J. Wiley may be headed out of business.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By H. J. Delgado on February 8, 2007
In essence, this book is a survey of the new field of metamaterials showing results and different material configurations. The book has a wealth of photos and figures. The theory is presented at a basic level. Equations presented relate to the physics of operation. Simulation data is generated with advanced tools which the reader must develop or purchase. Measurements require very specialized and expensive equipment. More in depth theory and applications can be obtained from a large number of referenced papers. The reader must be skilled in the art of metamaterials in order to understand these papers.
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