Shaping EM Fields
Name: Marc S.
Date: October 2002
I am an architect, not even one of large high tech
buildings, but of simple adobe houses. My own house is made of earth and
timbers. It is round and has four columns within the walls. the ceiling
is "Hogan style" which means that there are beams connecting the four
columns, then four beams on top of those but rotated and joined ant the
midpoint of the first set of beams. This rotating squares continue up
There is a lot of recent and ongoing work in this area. You can tune in
searching the web (e.g., www.google.com) for the terms "photonic
and "photonic band gap". There have been several articles -- one that I
recall specifically addressing radio or microwaves -- in Science News.
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