J. Phys. III France
Volume 2, Numéro 3, March 1992
Page(s) 337 - 342
DOI: 10.1051/jp3:1992132
J. Phys. III France 2 (1992) 337-342

On the relationships between constitutive parameters of chiral materials and dimensions of chiral objects (helices)

S. Zouhdi1, A. Fourrier-Lamer1 and F. Mariotte2

1  Laboratoire de Dispositifs Infrarouge et Micro-ondes, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France
2  CEA-CESTA, Service Physique Expérimentale, B.P. 2, 33114 Le Barp, France

(Received 28 November 1991, revised 23 December 1991, accepted 3 January 1992)

The relationships between the real constitutive parameters $\varepsilon$, $\mu$ and $\xi$ of a lossless chiral material and the dimensions of short metallic helices, using the quasi-static approximation, are given. Such study is a first step towards the construction of chiral materials, active at microwave and millimeter-wave frequency range, by offering the possibility of controlling and predicting their response.

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