Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 6, Number 1, April 1999
|Page(s)||49 - 55|
|Published online||15 April 1999|
Group theoretical approach to complex and bianisotropic media description*
University Federal of Para, P.O. Box 8619, Agencia UFPA, CEP 66075-900, Belem-PA,
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 19 January 1999
Accepted: 16 February 1999
Published online: 15 April 1999
The key idea of this work is application of the concept of magnetic groups and Curie's principle to the tensor description of complex and bianisotropic media. It is shown how to find the symmetry group of the media under external perturbation and to calculate the structure of the constitutive tensors starting from the symmetry of the medium. The theory may be used as a first step in the problem of new artificial material synthesis.
PACS: 81.05.Zx – New materials: theory, design, and fabrication / 11.30.Er – Charge conjugation, parity, time reversal, and other discrete symmetries
© EDP Sciences, 1999
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