Electromagnetic and material contributions to stress, energy, and momentum in metamaterials

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B. A. Kemp
C. J. Sheppard


We demonstrate modeling of the field-kinetic and material response subsystem for various media and extend the models to dispersive negative index metamaterials.  It is shown that neither the Minkowski or Abraham models are universally correct, as demonstrated to describe metamaterials under both the field-kinetic and wave SEM models for various applications such as negative refraction, perfect lensing, and invisibility cloaking.


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Kemp, B. A., & Sheppard, C. J. (2017). Electromagnetic and material contributions to stress, energy, and momentum in metamaterials. Advanced Electromagnetics, 6(1), 11–19. https://doi.org/10.7716/aem.v6i1.430
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B. A. Kemp, Arkansas State University

Brandon A. Kemp is an associate professor and the Coe Endowed Professor of Engineering at Arkansas State University.  He is a 2012 NSF CAREER award winner, an Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow, and a member of the Arkansas EPSCoR Center for Advanced Surface Engineering (CASE). He received a B.S. Engr. from Arkansas State University, a MSEE from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Kemp is an experienced professional engineer with expertise in the application of advanced analytic methods to a variety of technical areas including electromagnetic wave theory, optics, and engineering systems. Prior to becoming a faculty member at ASU, he spent several years in product and technology development.


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