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Axions, surface states, and the post constraint in electromagnetics
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Paper Abstract

After formulating the frequency-domain Maxwell equations for a homogeneous, linear, bianisotropic material occupying a bounded region, we found that the axionic piece vanishes from both the differential equations valid in the region and the boundary conditions, thereby vindicating the Post constraint. Our analysis indicates that characteristic effects that may be observed experimentally with magnetoelectric materials are not the consequences of the axionic piece but of an admittance that describes surface states.

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Date Published: 20 August 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9558, Nanostructured Thin Films VIII, 95580C (20 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2190105
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Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Tom G. Mackay, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9558:
Nanostructured Thin Films VIII
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Tom G. Mackay; Motofumi Suzuki, Editor(s)

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