Metamaterials and negative refractive index


Journal Article (Review)

Recently, artificially constructed metamaterials have become of considerable interest, because these materials can exhibit electromagnetic characteristics unlike those of any conventional materials. Artificial magnetism and negative refractive index are two specific types of behavior that have been demonstrated over the past few years, illustrating the new physics and new applications possible when we expand our view as to what constitutes a material. In this review, we describe recent advances in metamaterials research and discuss the potential that these materials may hold for realizing new and seemingly exotic electromagnetic phenomena.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, DR; Pendry, JB; Wiltshire, MCK

Published Date

  • August 6, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 305 / 5685

Start / End Page

  • 788 - 792

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.1096796

Citation Source

  • Scopus