Experimental Demonstration of Isotropic Negative Permeability in a Three-Dimensional Dielectric Composite

State Key Lab of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, People's Republic of China.
Physical Review Letters (Impact Factor: 7.51). 08/2008; 101(2):027402. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.027402
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Isotropic negative permeability resulting from Mie resonance is demonstrated in a three-dimensional (3D) dielectric composite consisting of an array of dielectric cubes. A strong subwavelength magnetic resonance, corresponding to the first Mie resonance, was excited in dielectric cubes by electromagnetic wave. Negative permeability is verified in the magnetic resonance area via microwave measurement and the dispersion properties. The resonance relies on the size and permittivity of the cubes. It is promising for construction of novel isotropic 3D left-handed materials with a simple structure.

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    • "High-index dielectric particles support both electric and magnetic modes in the visible and near-IR spectral range [1,13141516. Interference between the magnetic dipolar (MD) and electric dipolar (ED) modes can be used to engineer strongly directional scattering profiles171819, and realize all-dielectric low-loss metamaterials20212223 and metasurfaces [24,25]. To fully exploit the potential of dielectric resonators in more complex structures and devices, a fundamental understanding of the resonant properties of individual nanoparticles is essential. "

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