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... There have been several attempts to connect the electromagnetic world with a physical, concrete model. Maxwell himself considered that his attempt to construct a sort of machine made up of tiny wheels and vortices [19] was too complicated and ultimately unsuccessful. Furthermore, the concept of field lines does not resist Galilean or Lorentz invariance. ...
... In contrast, constitutive equation needs a metric to be computed. 19 1.5. CONCLUSION ...
... 19: Absorption vs the incident angle at the wavelength 10 µm for the array of 1D MIM with parameters p = 1.883 µm, l = 1.317 µm t = 45 nm, h = 314 nm placed at the distance 2.5 µm above the mirror. The angle is measured from the normal. ...
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This work consists of two parts which, although very different from each other, both belong to the same field: electromagnetism and its modern problems. In the first part, an absolute geometrization of the electromagnetic field in spacetime is presented, challenging the claim that the only way to present electromagnetic field is abstraction. It is demonstrated that with the absolute topology in spacetime, two scalar invariants are sufficient to describe the electromagnetic field. Particular attention is paid to the case of y-invariant p-polarised field, the topology of which can be represented in 3D spacetime by lines (electric spaghetti), the two scalar invariants then being reduced to one. Unlike the world lines of particles, which are always time-like, these lines transcend the boundary between space and time. This new approach of the electromagnetic field opens up new perspectives both for teaching and for research, in particular the analysis of the topological properties of these absolute structures in spacetime. The second part is dedicated to a more applied problem, that of the development of nano-absorbers which could become the basis for a new generation of bolometers. In this work, it is demonstrated that thanks to the exceptional properties of plasmonic antennas (total absorption and strong confinement of the electromagnetic field), it is possible to design infrared absorbers whose volume is greatly reduced (several orders of magnitude) compared to those used in current microbolometers. These results pave the way for a major technological breakthrough which, by greatly reducing the thermal capacity of the absorbent, leads to a new sensitivity - speed compromise for bolometers whose performance should then be close to that of cooled photo-detectors.
... By a physical analogy [we] mean that partial similarity between the laws of one science and those of another which makes each of them illustrate the other. [...] [We] find the same resemblance in mathematical form between two different phenomena » [1]. Maxwell is not an isolated example and many contributions in modern physics have been steered by formal analogies, such as for instance ...
... In the absence of gravity, geometry is described by the Minkowski spacetime M 4 . The isometry group of M 4 is the global 10-parameter Poincaré group which consists in space-time rotations (Lorentz group SO (1,3)) and translations (group T 4 ). Promoting those (external) non compact symmetries to be local results in the gravitational interaction, provided that 10 gauge potentials are introduced: 6 rotational gauge potentials, the Lorentz connection field 1-form Γ b a = Γ b µa dx µ , and 4 translation gauge potentials, the tetrad field 1-form e a = e a µ dx µ . ...
... These are known as Maurer-Cartan structure equations. Physically, the curvature field is generated by the mass-energy distribution (General Relativity), whereas the torsion field is generated by the spin 1 . In terms of holonomic components, these quantities are expressed more explicitly as: ...
... James Clerk Maxwell unified electricity and magnetism, the first unified theory of physics, by constructing a set of equations now known as Maxwell equations [1] (for the history of Maxwell equations, see, e.g., Ref. [2]). Maxwell equations are the foundation of classical physics and many technologies that make the modern world. ...
... The equations in (1) are different from conventional Maxwell equations in two respects: (a) the the appearance of the derivative operator ∂/∂t + v · ∇ to replace ∂/∂t; (b) the appearance of P s . The charge conservation law is different from the conventional one in (a). ...
... First of all and most importantly, all fields (including charge and current densities) in Eqs. (1) and (2) have to be understood as those in the comoving frame instead of the lab frame. There are further conditions that have to be satisfied. ...
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We use the method of field decomposition, a technique widely used in relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, to study the non-relativistic approximation of the Lorentz transformation in Maxwell equations for slowly moving media. The "deformed" Maxwell equations derived under the non-relativistic approximation in the lab frame can be put into the conventional form of Maxwell equations in the medium's comoving frame. Our results show that the Lorentz transformation in the non-relativistic limit is essential to derive these equations: the time and charge density must also change when transforming to a different frame even in the non-relativistic limit, not just the position and current density as in the Galilean transformation. This marks the essential difference of the Lorentz transformation from the Galilean one. We also derive the extended Hertz equations by using the covariant form of constitutive relations for homogeneous and isotropic dielectric and magnetic media. We find that the sign problem in terms of $\alpha=1-\widetilde{c}^{2}$ ($\widetilde{c}$ is the speed of light in medium in the unit of that in vacuum) arises in the extended Hertz equations if the linear constitutive relations are defined for the fields in the lab frame instead of covariant constitutive relations.
... Although the primary justification for the displacement current term in equation (1) lies in the conservation of charge, this was not the basis upon which James Clerk Maxwell first conceived of the idea. Maxwell first conceived of displacement current in Part III of his 1861 paper "On Physical Lines of Force", [3], in conjunction with an all-pervading elastic dielectric solid. In 1855, Wilhelm Eduard Weber and Rudolf Kohlrausch, by discharging a Leyden Jar (a capacitor), demonstrated that the ratio of the electrostatic and electrodynamic units of charge is equal to c√2, where c is the directly measured speed of light, [4]. ...
... This requires that the dielectric nature of the luminiferous medium is no longer sufficient on its own to explain the elasticity that is associated with a magnetization-based displacement current. We need to refer back to the all-pervading sea of tiny molecular vortices, [3], [6], [7], that Maxwell used in Part II of his 1861 paper in order to explain electromagnetic induction. We will identify the vector field, A C , with the circumferential momentum circulating around the edge of these fine-grained vortices. ...
... When Maxwell first conceived of the concept of displacement current in his1861 paper, [3], he did so in the context of dielectric polarization and the electrostatic Coulomb force, hence he was working inadvertently in the Lorenz gauge. Yet, when he came to deriving the electromagnetic wave equation in the magnetic disturbance, H, in his 1865 paper, [5], he switched to the Coulomb gauge by eliminating the electrostatic Coulomb force in the derivation. ...
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Displacement current was originally conceived by James Clerk Maxwell in 1861 in connection with linear polarization in a dielectric solid which he believed to pervade all of space. Modern textbooks however adopt a different approach. The official teaching today is that displacement current is a consequence of extending the original solenoidal Ampère’s Circuital Law to embrace the conservation of electric charge. Yet, unless either of these two methods leads to a displacement current that is related to Faraday’s Law of Induction, then it cannot serve its main purpose, which is to provide a bridge between Ampère’s Circuital Law and Faraday’s Law, hence enabling the derivation of the electromagnetic wave equations. This matter will be investigated in both the Coulomb gauge and the Lorenz gauge.
... An analogous problem arises in the generic theory of relativistic fluid flow. 11 There a velocity can be defined as V a = pc 2 /e analogous to our V A = S/E = Gc 2 /E. But, a proof analogous to the proof in Section 3 shows that velocity to be inconsistent with the Einstein velocity relation of special relativity and hence not a valid definition. ...
... The rules for transformation of electric and magnetic fields by a boost with velocity V B can be written in a special relativistically correct but not manifestly covariant 10 See Appendix I.2 for a demonstration that any point at rest in the primed system moves with coordinate velocity V B . 11 Part I, Chapter 2 of Weinberg [21] presents what I will refer to as a generic theory. It assumes only that a fluid is composed of a countable set of small particles characterized by their mass m n , position x n , and velocity v n . ...
... Maxwell [12] explains the inverse square electric force law as a consequence of the spread of an incompressible fluid. And he later proposes (Maxwell [11]) a model of Faraday's magnetic field lines based on fluid vortices. 26 Perhaps, instead of taking the conclusion in Section 7 as a reason to abandon Maxwell's search, we should rather read a lesson from it: Our attempt at a flow model may have failed because the attempt is taking place at the wrong level. ...
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Momentum and energy conservation require electromagnetic field momentum and energy to be treated as physically real, even in static fields. This motivates the conjecture that field momentum might be due to the flow of a relativistic mass density (defined as energy density divided by the square of the speed of light). This article investigates the velocity of such a mass flow and finds a conflict between two different definitions of it, both of which originally seem plausible if the flow is to be taken as real. This investigation is careful to respect the transformation rules of special relativity throughout. The paper demonstrates that the consensus definition of the flow velocity of electromagnetic energy is inconsistent with the transformation rules of special relativity, and hence is incorrect. A replacement flow velocity is derived which is completely consistent with those transformation rules. The conclusion is that these conflicting definitions of flow velocity cannot be resolved in a way that is consistent with special relativity and also allows electromagnetic field momentum density to be the result of relativistic mass flow. Though real, field momentum density cannot be explained as the flow of a relativistic mass density. As a byproduct of the study, it is also shown that there is a comoving system in which the electromagnetic energy-momentum tensor is reduced to a simple diagonal form, with two of its diagonal elements equal to the energy density and the other two diagonal elements equal to plus and minus a single parameter derived from the electromagnetic field values, a result that places constraints on possible fluid models of electromagnetism.
... This will pave the wave towards real-time applications not only in industrial environments. Nach der theoretischen Beschreibung der elektromagnetischen Wellen durch James Clerk Maxwell zu Beginn der 1860er Jahre [3,4], konnte die Existenz erst mehr als 20 Jahre später durch Heinrich Hertz experimentell nachgewiesen werden [5]. Die Entdeckungen von Hertz fanden schnell praktische Anwendungen. ...
... eingesetzt werden, mit h dem Planckschen Wirkungsquantum 3 . Für h · f k B · T ergibt sich aus der Reihenentwicklung der natürlichen Exponentialfunktion, dass der Wert in Gleichung 3.24 näherungsweise k B · T entspricht [97]. ...
... Die von der einfallenden Welle angeregten Oszillatoren senden dabei eine Vielzahl an Partialwellen aus und interferieren untereinander[57]. Sie ist dabei die exakte Lösung der Maxwell-Gleichungen[3,4] für die Streuung einer ebenen elektromagnetischen Welle an einem sphärischen Objekt. Die Effizienzen und folglich auch die Wirkungsquerschnitte ergeben sich zu[58] ...
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... James Clerk Maxwell unified electricity and magnetism, the first unified theory of physics, by constructing a set of equations now known as Maxwell equations [1] (for the history of Maxwell equations, see, e.g., Ref. [2]). Maxwell equations are the foundation of classical physics and many technologies that form the modern world. ...
... The differential equations in (1) were derived from an integral form of Maxwell equations [7]. They differ from conventional Maxwell equations in two respects: (a) the appearance of the derivative operator ∂/∂t + v · ∇ to replace ∂/∂t; (b) the appearance of P s . ...
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We use the method of field decomposition, a widely used technique in relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, to study the small velocity approximation (SVA) of the Lorentz transformation in Maxwell equations for slowly moving media. The “deformed” Maxwell equations derived using SVA in the lab frame can be put into the conventional form of Maxwell equations in the medium’s co-moving frame. Our results show that the Lorentz transformation in the SVA of up to O(v/c) (v is the speed of the medium and c is the speed of light in a vacuum) is essential to derive these equations: the time and charge density must also change when transforming to a different frame, even in the SVA, not just the position and current density, as in the Galilean transformation. This marks the essential difference between the Lorentz transformation and the Galilean one. We show that the integral forms of Faraday and Ampere equations for slowly moving surfaces are consistent with Maxwell equations. We also present Faraday equation in the covariant integral form, in which the electromotive force can be defined as a Lorentz scalar that is independent of the observer’s frame. No evidence exists to support an extension or modification of Maxwell equations.
... Maxwell's equations are probably the most important equations for the field of physics, which have huge importance in both fundamental science and practical technologies [1]. Starting from experimentally observed physics laws, such as Lenz's law and Ampere's law, the exact mathematical expressions of them are given in differential form with proper boundary conditions. ...
... 2. The standard differential form of the Maxwell equations is Lorentz covariance, which is the beauty of the theory and it could coincidently happened over 160 years ago when Maxwell composed the Maxwell's equations [1]. As of today, shall we understand that the Maxwell's equations were coined absolutely to be Lorentz covariance, otherwise one cannot simply call it Maxwell's equations? is this the case? ...
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The differential form of the Maxwell’s equations was first derived based on an assumption that the media are stationary, which is the foundation for describing the electro-magnetic coupling behavior of a system. For a general case in which the medium has a time-dependent volume, shape and boundary and may move at an arbitrary velocity field v(r,t) and along a general trajectory, we derived the Maxwell’s equations for a mechano-driven slow-moving media system directly starting from the integral forms of four physics laws, which should be accurate enough for describing the coupling among mechano-electro-magnetic interactions of a general system in practice although it may not Lorentz covarance. Our key point is directly from the four physics laws by describing all of the fields, the space and the time in the frame where the observation is done. The equations should be applicable to not only moving charged solid and soft media that has acceleration, but also charged fluid/liquid media, e.g., fluid electrodynamics. This is a step toward the electrodynamics in non-inertia frame of references. General strategies for solving the Maxwell’s equations for mechano-driven slowing moving medium are presented using the perturbation theory both in time and frequency spaces. Finally, approaches for the electrodynamics of moving media are compared, and related discussions are given about a few interesting questions.
... The physical structure of the electric sea is such that when a body is in motion, an inertial wind passes through the interstitial spaces between its constituent atoms or molecules causing a physical interaction similar in nature to that which occurs when an electric current generates a magnetic field. It is proposed that the all-pervading electric sea is comprised of tiny dipolar aether vortices, densely packed and pressing against each other with centrifugal force while striving to dilate, [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]. These dipolar vortices in turn each comprise a mutually orbiting electron sink and a positron source. ...
... James Clerk Maxwell uses a very similar principle in order to explain the force on an electric current in a magnetic field and also for convectively induced electromagnetic induction. See his physical explanations for the convective terms in equations (5) and (77) in his 1861 paper "On Physical Lines of Force", [4]. ...
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... Maxwell's equations are probably the most important equations for the field of physics, which have huge importance in both fundamental science and practical technologies [1]. Starting from experimentally observed physics laws, such as Lenz's law and Ampere's law, the exact mathematical expressions of them are given in differential form with proper boundary conditions. ...
... 2. The standard differential form of the Maxwell equations is Lorentz covariance, which is the beauty of the theory and it could coincidently happened over 160 years ago when Maxwell composed the Maxwell's equations [1]. As of today, shall we understand that the Maxwell's equations were coined absolutely to be Lorentz covariance, otherwise one cannot simply call it Maxwell's equations? is this the case? ...
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The differential form of the Maxwell's equations was first derived based on an assumption that the media are stationary, which is the foundation for describing the electro-magnetic coupling behavior of a system. For a general case in which the medium has a time-dependent volume, shape and boundary and may move at an arbitrary velocity field v(r,t) and along a general trajectory, we derived the Maxwell's equations for a mechano-driven slow-moving media system directly starting from their integral forms, which should be accurate enough for describing the coupling among mechano-electro-magnetic interactions of a general system in practice. Our key point is from the integral expressions of the four physics laws by describing all of the fields, the space and the time in the frame where the observation is done. The equations should be applicable to not only moving charged solid and soft media, but also charged fluid/liquid media, e.g., fluid electrodynamics. General strategies for solving the Maxwell's equations for mechano-driven slowing moving medium are presented using the perturbation theory both in time and frequency spaces.
... The origin of this effect was later attributed to the formation of an electrical current, which in turn induces a magnetic field and the deflection of the needle via Ampère's law. 36 When a non-insulating material is placed under a temperature gradient ∆T , a voltage difference ∆V is induced through the Seebeck effect (Figure 1.2). The magnitude of this effect can be described using the Seebeck coefficient S: ...
... The projected conductivity tensors σ αβ can be evaluated in a similar way to a density of states, 36) where N is the number of k-points. ...
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... An analogous problem arises in the generic theory of relativistic fluid flow. 11 There a velocity can be defined as V a = pc 2 /e analogous to our V A = S/E = Gc 2 /E. But, a proof analogous to the proof in Section 3 shows that velocity to be inconsistent with the Einstein velocity relation of special relativity and hence not a valid definition. ...
... where the Lorentz factor is γ B = 1 − V 2 B /c 2 −1/2 . The boost velocity V B can then be found by writing 11 Part I, Chapter 2 of Weinberg [21] presents what I will refer to as a generic theory. It assumes only that a fluid is composed of a countable set of small particles characterized by their mass m n , position x n , and velocity v n . ...
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Momentum and energy conservation require electromagnetic field momentum and energy to be treated as physically real, even in static fields. This motivates the conjecture that field momentum might be due to the flow of a relativistic mass density (defined as energy density divided by the square of the speed of light). This article investigates the velocity of such a mass flow and finds a conflict between two different definitions of it, both of which originally seem plausible if the flow is to be taken as real. This investigation is careful to respect the transformation rules of special relativity throughout. The paper demonstrates that the consensus definition of the flow velocity of electromagnetic energy is inconsistent with the transformation rules of special relativity, and hence is incorrect. A replacement flow velocity is derived which is completely consistent with those transformation rules. The conclusion is that these conflicting definitions of flow velocity cannot be resolved in a way that is consistent with special relativity and also allows electromagnetic field momentum density to be the result of relativistic mass flow. Though real, field momentum density cannot be explained as the flow of a relativistic mass density. As a byproduct of the study, it is also shown that there is a comoving system in which the electromagnetic energy-momentum tensor is reduced to a simple diagonal form, with two of its diagonal elements equal to the energy density and the other two diagonal elements equal to plus and minus a single parameter derived from the electromagnetic field values, a result that places constraints on possible fluid models of electromagnetism.
... The above studies, while detailed ignored Maxwell displacement current effects. Maxwell in a monumental article [52] introduced a new phenomenon into electromagnetic theory i.e. "real motion of electrical particles in a sea of aethereal vortices". Displacement current has been shown however to also be a quantity arising in a changing electric field and may occur in a vacuum or in a dielectric medium e.g. ...
... Since it was known that an electric current generates a magnetic field around it, a changing electric field must also produce a magnetic field. As magnetic fields are intimately connected to electrical currents, Maxwell [52] showed for the first time that this current was proportional to the rate of change of the electric field and termed it the displacement i n t e r n a t i o n a l j o u r n a l o f h y d r o g e n e n e r g y 4 6 ( 2 0 2 1 ) 1 7 6 7 7 e1 7 6 9 6 current. In the past several decades there has been resurgence in Maxwell displacement current effects in engineering electromagnetics. ...
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... It is perhaps no accident that the history of the electromagnetic potentials is even more curvilineal than that of the field strengths. Maxwell (1861Maxwell ( , 1862Maxwell ( , 1864 saw the vector potential to represent Faraday's "electrotonic state" and the electromagnetic field momentum, respectively. Later, the potentials were considered to be superfluous or merely mathematical tools for solving the rationalized Maxwell's equations. ...
... It is perhaps no accident that the history of the electromagnetic potentials is even more curvilineal than that of the field strengths. Maxwell (1861Maxwell ( , 1862Maxwell ( , 1864 saw the vector potential to represent Faraday's "electrotonic state" and the electromagnetic field momentum, respectively. Later, the potentials were considered to be superfluous or merely mathematical tools for solving the rationalized Maxwell's equations. ...
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... The bit where it mentions incompressibility, however, probably applies more to the sea of vortices itself rather than to the aethereal electric fluid of which the vortices are comprised. This picture is fully compatible with the sea of aethereal vortices which Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell proposed in Part I of his 1861 paper, "On Physical Lines of Force", [11], in order to account for magnetic force. He then extended the application to electromagnetic induction in Part II of the same paper. ...
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... In fact, this is an attempt at answering the perfectly legitimate question how light manages to travel through empty space. Moreover, it is fostered by Maxwell's attempts to describe the propagation of electricity through vacuum by the concept of rolling vortices (see [80,81], pp. 311). ...
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... Maxwell, meanwhile, in Parts I and II of his 1861 paper, "On Physical Lines of Force", [3], advocated a sea of molecular vortices as being the medium responsible for magnetic force and electromagnetic induction. In Part III of the same paper, on elasticity and electrostatics, while introducing displacement current, Maxwell's sea of tiny vortices morphed into an elastic dielectric solid which Maxwell concluded to be the medium responsible for the propagation of light waves. ...
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... This was in fact Maxwell's goal throughout his studies of electromagnetism, but we focus on the transition from Maxwell's "dynamical theory" paper of 1865 to his Treatise of 1873 (For Maxwell's methodologies in refs. [6] and [22] see [7, pp. 73-126]). ...
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... 13 In a larger historical context, Ampère's insistence that magnetic forces obey Newton's third law earned him the sobriquet by Maxwell 14 as the "Newton of electricity." Ampère's authority held up acceptance of the "Lorentz" force law (stated obliquely by Maxwell in 1861 15,16 ) until efforts by Thomson 17,18 and Heaviside 19 in 1891 clarified that electromagnetic fields carry momentum as well as energy (following the first clear statement of the "Lorentz" force law by Heaviside 20 in 1885). ...
... 13 In a larger historical context, Ampère's insistence that magnetic forces obey Newton's third law earned him the sobriquet by Maxwell 14 as the "Newton of electricity." Ampère's authority held up acceptance of the "Lorentz" force law (stated obliquely by Maxwell in 1861 15,16 ) until efforts by Thomson 17,18 and Heaviside 19 in 1891 clarified that electromagnetic fields carry momentum as well as energy (following the first clear statement of the "Lorentz" force law by Heaviside 20 in 1885). ...
... 13 In a larger historical context, Ampère's insistence that magnetic forces obey Newton's third law earned him the sobriquet by Maxwell 14 as the "Newton of electricity." Ampère's authority held up acceptance of the "Lorentz" force law (stated obliquely by Maxwell in 1861 15,16 ) until efforts by Thomson 17,18 and Heaviside 19 in 1891 clarified that electromagnetic fields carry momentum as well as energy (following the first clear statement of the "Lorentz" force law by Heaviside 20 in 1885). ...
... Since Maxwell wrote down his great electromagnetism (or classical Electrodynamics modernly) equations [2], which unified all the electric and magnetic phenomena, the world has changed hugely because of these equally great experimental proves and applications of these equations, such as Hertz's experiment and Tesla's alternating current invention, etc. It was when Einstein was exploring the theory of electrodynamics of moving bodies, that he found his great theory of special relativity [3]. ...
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In the recent work \cite{Wang:2021p2}, the author proposed the expanded Maxwell's equations for moving charged media system, which has important applications in the technical domain of triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs). It seems to us that this proposal is very interesting but subtle. Considering a very short time, we can approximately define the inertial frame of reference. Because the Maxwell's equations for the static media system is the traditional Maxwell's equations, we think that the Maxwell's equations for the moving media system are still covariant, i.e., are still the traditional Maxwell's equations, which are consistent with the two fundamental postulates of special relativity. We prove it explicitly by considering the Lorentz transformation at the order ${\cal O} (v)$. Therefore, it seems to us that the electric and magnetic fields in the expanded Maxwell's equations are not in the same reference frame such as lab or co-moving frame. Defining the electric and magnetic fields in the lab and co-moving frames explicitly, we derive the expanded Maxwell's equations for moving charged media system. Furthermore, we provide a possible way to generate the new terms, which have an additional coefficient $\alpha$ related to the media. It seems to us that it is still subtle from the theoretical point of view, but it might be useful in applications.
... In that situation, each mirror behaves like a specular (mirror-like) solar sail [1] [2]. As first theorized by the remarkable James Clerk Maxwell with his "molecular vortex" theory [3] that he later transformed into generic equations, light reflecting from an object should impart radiation pressure on that object. Lebedew [4] in the early 1900s and Nichols and Hull [5] [6] later all confirmed Maxwell's predictions. ...
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... This computer is made of geometrical structures of resonant modes of the string and the encoding information as vibration over the geometry of the strings. This has been suggested from the deduction of the Schrödinger equation using the Navier-Stokes equations of fluids [10] which are also an extension of Maxwell's original works on a vortex in space (quantum vacuum currently) [11]. In this same line of interpretation of the Schrödinger equation as an equation describing a fluid in motion we have [12] that evokes the possibility of the existence of a photonic liquid crystal. ...
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... II. In order to better understand how gravity acts to reduce centrifugal force, we will identify the Minkowski 4D space-time continuum with Maxwell's sea of molecular vortices [2], as amended by "The Double Helix Theory of the Magnetic Field", [3], [4]. This means that Maxwell's vortices become dipolar vortices, each containing an aether sink (electron) and an aether source (positron). ...
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... James Clerk Maxwell began working on Michael Faraday's lines of force. In his 1861 paper titled, On Physical Lines of Force, Maxwell modelled these magnetic lines of force using a sea of molecular vortices that he considered to be partly made of aether and partly made of ordinary matter [18]. ...
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... It is convenient to separate the gradient in F N in eq. (2.4) into one term that depends on the electrochemical potential gradient and the temperature gradient dependent term by 2 In the most cases the regarded temperature range reaches from the cold side to the hot side of the thermoelectricum. Please note that this model is only applied in the thermodynamic description for thermoelectric devices which are operated at a particular mean temperature. ...
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The presented work consists of three major topics: i) the theoretical background on thermoelectrics with the focus on Skutterudites, ii) the description of a home build MBE device for depositing thin Skutterudite films, and iii) deposition of CoSb3, FeSb3 and filled FeSb3 thin films on different substrates at various temperatures. In the first part thermoelectric effects are derived from the thermodynamic point of view in order to point out the role of the Seebeck coefficient, the electrical, and the thermal conductivity for the thermodynamic efficiency and potential power output capability of thermoelectric devices. The relationship between the thermoelectric transport parameters and the electronic band structure is derived by using the Boltzmann theory with the relaxation time approach. By variation of the effective mass of the charge carriers, the thermal conductivity, the position of the electrochemical potential, and the temperature, in the framework of the 1-band model, the influence of those parameters on the efficiency are being be discussed in detail. Using the results of this analysis, some requirements on the band structure of good thermoelectric materials could be stated. A complex and fully operational MBE was built and set up, as it is described in the second part. With the device, thin films can be co-deposited automatically and reproducibly, following a recipe which is defined beforehand. Setting up the device from scratch gave deep insight in the MBE technique and allows for custom adaptations, which can usually not be taken for granted while commercial devices are used. The main part covers the co-deposition of thin films on heated substrates with the goal of achieving polycrystalline films on 100 nm SiO2/Si(001) and heteroepitaxial growth on prepared InSb(001) and KCl(001) substrates. The calibration of the deposition rates and description of the evaporation characteristics of the effusion cells are investigated in detail in order to find the optimum parameters for thin film depositions.
... I hope that future researchers will solve the problem posed by Professor Ekstein and derive relativistic interactions between particles from some deep yet unknown principles. Then, indeed, we will be able to leave mystical quantum elds and James Clerk Maxwell [161]. Thus if we strew iron lings on paper near a magnet, each ling will be magnetized by induction, and the consecutive lings will unite by their opposite poles, so as to form bres, and these bres will indicate the direction of the lines of force. ...
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... In section 790, entitled 'Plane Waves', Maxwell begins by proposing the existence of a plane wave moving with a front that is normal to the z-axis. He then recalls the equation of magnetic induction, ∇×A = B, which had its origins in the sea of molecular vortices that was explained in his earlier 1861 paper "On Physical Lines of Force" [2]. Although Maxwell was no longer overtly promoting the sea of molecular vortices at this stage, the equation of magnetic induction still nevertheless implies a rotation axis, with the magnetic induction vector, B, being an axial vector representing the vorticity of a circulating electromagnetic momentum, denoted by A. ...
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... The circuit π will always be restricted to paths within a conductor where real charges exist so that the work done W in moving a real charge Q around the path will equal the charge times the potential drop V from the highest to lowest point of potential. This programme expands on Feynman's position [104] that "only the A field is real" (since here A only needs to be defined within the conductors and the B field is viewed just as a mathematical manipulation of the vector potential).This view is confirmed by the real Aharonov-Bohm effect [105], which has demonstrated finite, measurable values of A, while the B field is everywhere and always zero. The circulatory integral (not quite complete) shows that the total flux is just another way of looking at the electro-kinetic momentum when it is evaluated all around the conduction circuit. ...
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... On the contrary, it is used in all kinds of everyday situations, being used, moreover, as much to refer to the thing "painted" or modeled as for the "painting" or model of some original. In the sciences it began to be used towards the end of the nineteenth century, through the allusion to "mechanical models" or, with different terminology, "mechanical analogies", proposed and discussed, among others, by Maxwell (1855Maxwell ( , 1861, Thomson (1842Thomson ( , 1904, and Boltzmann (1902) and Duhem (1906), or, in the context of German physics, where the term "Bild", in singular, or "Bilder", in plural was usual (Helmholtz 1894;Hertz 1894;Boltzmann 1905, who discussed the "models" and developed a "Bild conception" of physics in particular and of science in general). Its use, however, was not limited to the field of physics, but extended to other domains of science, being of central importance in many scientific contexts. ...
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The aim of the paper is to analyze how language affects scientific research, from planning experiments and interpreting their results, through constructing models and the testing their predictions, to building theories and justifying their principles. I try to give an overview of the potentialities of language of science. I propose to distinguish six potentialities: analytic, expressive, methodical, integrative, explanatory, and constitutive power of language. I will shortly characterize each of these potentialities and illustrate their contribution to scientific research. Although I believe that the theory is valid for a wide range of scientific disciplines, all illustrations are taken from physics.
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My PhD thesis done at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Meir Orenstein. Full text can be found here: https://www.graduate.technion.ac.il/Theses/Abstracts.asp?Id=26684
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