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Modeling and Simulation Tools


It is necessary to create new ideas and produce quantitative results in the computer before experimentalists attempt to fabricate, measure, and test the artificial novel materials. This project will improve the existing tools for modeling and simulating more complicated structures than can be completed today. The group's ability to do so is demonstrated by the fact that this project was instrumental in providing the theoretical background in determining the effective parameters of negative index materials. Currently, the entire metamaterials experimental community uses this technique extensively. (C. M. Soukoulis, Th. Koschny)