META Conference, META'12

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Specific surface mesoscopy in metamaterials and ways to avoid it
Mikhail Lapine, Lukas Jelinek, Ricardo Marques

Last modified: 2011-12-30


We demonstrate that discrete structure and finite size of metamaterials lead to specific boundary effects which cannot be described with an effective medium approach. We analyse the peculiarities of these boundary effects, and provide guidelines for practical assembly of metamaterials to make their behaviour closer to the predictions of effective medium theory.