LHM has received worldwide publicity
and a lot of research effort is being devoted to it.
Our result disproves almost everything
done so far in this area because we disprove the
root 1968 result of Veselago
on which all subsequent work in LHM is based.
We also prove our point on fundamental physics grounds rather than details. This is what makes our results important - unless someone can convincingly point out the error in our arguments. The publication of our paper in PRL has now put the burden of disproof on the opposing side.
Worldwide Extent of LHM Claims
Of all the topsy turvy effects ascribed to the recently realized left handed materials ( LHM ), negative wave refraction, has intrigued physicists the most. The re-discovery of LHM has received a huge amount of coverage in the popular press (and many articles in prestigious journals like Nature, Science, Physics News, National Science Foundation News, and more.
The latest is an article in this month's issue of Discovery magazine (April 2002), which lists several future LHM applications, such as fitting 100 movies on a single DVD, etching super-miniature circuits on computer chips, and revolutionizing cell phone antennas and medical MRI scanners.--all based on the claim that LHM allows waves to be focused below the diffraction limit with flat, aberration-free, perfect focusing lenses that transmit 100% of the incident light, and can be made without the necessity of grinding.
Many people suspect this is too good to be true, but earlier attempts to disprove it could not find the basic flaw. All LHM papers published before ours, and even many in the progress, proceed on the implicit assumption that the basic concept of negative wave refraction is correct.
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