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IUTAM Symposium on Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves in Structured Media : Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, 18-22 January 1999 - R. C. McPhedran

IUTAM Symposium on Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves in Structured Media

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Sydney, NSW, Australia, 18-22 January 1999

By: R. C. McPhedran (Editor), Lindsay C. Botten (Editor), Nicolae A. Nicorovici (Editor)

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The IUTAM Symposium on Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves in Structured Media took place at the University of Sydney from January 18- 22, 1999. It brought together leading researchers from eleven countries for a week-long meeting, with the aim of providing cross-links between the com- nities studying related problems involving elastic and electromagnetic waves in structured materials. After the meeting, participants were invited to submit articles based on their presentations, which were refereed and assembled to constitute these Proceedings. The topics covered here represent areas at the forefront of research intoelastic and electromagnetic waves. They include effect of nonlinearity, diffusion and multiple scattering on waves, as well as asymptotic and numerical techniques. Composite materials are discussed in depth, with example systems ranging fromdusty plasmas to a magneto-elastic microstructured system. Also included are studies of homogenisation, that field which seeks to determine equivalent homogeneous systems which can give equivalent wave properties to structured materials, and inverse problems, in which waves are used as a probe to infer structural details concerning scattering systems. There are also strong groups of papers on the localization of waves by random systems, and photonic and phononic band gap materials. These are being developed by analogue with semiconductors for electrons, and hold out the promise of enabling designers to control the propagation of waves through materials in novel ways. We would like to thank the other members of the Scientific Committee (A.

Prefacep. xi
Contributing Authorsp. xiii
Overview
Electric and Elastic Properties of Linear and Non-Linear Compositesp. 3
Advances in the Rayleigh Multipole Method for Problems in Photonics and Phononicsp. 15
Aspects of Electromagnetic Waves
Random Scattering and the Detection Capability of the Magnetotelluric Methodp. 31
Phase Singularities in Beamsp. 43
Nonlinear Pulse Propagation in Fibre Gratingsp. 57
Aspects of Mechanical Waves
Radiation From a Transducer into an Elastic Half-Spacep. 73
Energy Flux in Elasticity and Electromagnetismp. 89
On Oscillation of Layered Structures with Imperfect Interfacesp. 101
Free Vibration of Elastic Solids: Effect of Boundary Perturbation on Fundamental frequenciesp. 111
Diffusing Acoustic Wave Transport and Spectroscopyp. 121
Composites
Charged Dust Structures in Plasmasp. 135
Longitudinal Magneto-Elastic Waves in Solids with Microstructurep. 149
Transport Properties of a Fibre-Layer Composite Materialp. 159
Laplace Transform Methods and the Rayleigh Identity for an Array of Elliptical Cylindersp. 169
Homogenization
Symmetry Breaking in Annular Domains for a Ginzburg-Landau Superconductivity Modelp. 189
Diffraction by Perfectly Conducting Capacitive Grids: Photonic Band Structures and Circuit Modelsp. 201
Photonic Crystal Optics and Homogenization of 2D Periodic Compositesp. 219
Asymptotics of Photonic Band Structures for Doubly-Periodic Arraysp. 227
Photonic Band Gap Materials and Localization
Electromagnetic Modelling of Dielectric and Metallic Photonic Crystalsp. 241
Band Gap Engineering in Metallic PBG Materials at Microwave Frequencies Using Composite Material and Defect Latticep. 257
Photonic Bands and Scattering for Stacks of Lossy, Dispersive Cylindersp. 269
Surface Plasmons and Zero Order Metal Gratingsp. 285
General Characteristics of Localization in Stratified Media with Random Loss and Gainp. 297
Light Amplification and Attenuation in Stratified Structures with Complex Refractive Indexp. 311
Author Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780792370383
ISBN-10: 0792370384
Series: SOLID MECHANICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 31st July 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77