A multiphysics theoretical approach for cloaking: strong and weak solutions

Giuseppe Labate, Ladislau Matekovits, Tommaso Isernia

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An analytical approach for controlling the zeros of a scattering event (i.e., cloaking) is given, substituting the concept of positive-negative constitutive parameters with a positive-negative contrast formulation. Starting from the zero scattered field condition, a proper manipulation is performed and two different equations are derived: the Contrast-Field-Green Cloaking Equation (CFGCE) and the Contrast Cloaking Equation (CCE). In the present paper, the CCE is deeply analyzed and compared with the existing cloaking approaches in literature. It is shown how Transformation Optics and Scattering Cancellation methods corresponds to the Strong and Weak solutions of the CCE, respectively. This unique equation turns out to be independent from the involved physical events, if the main contrast parameter is properly chosen. Under its main assumptions, the CCE predicts a cloaking effect for arbitrary backgrounds, arbitrary shape objects and arbitrary physics of fields (e.g., magnetic, thermal, acoustic, etc.).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuCAP 2016
Subtitle of host publication10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation : proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701863
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) (10th : 2016) - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
Conference number: 10th


OtherEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) (10th : 2016)
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2016


  • Cloaking
  • Scattering Problem
  • Contrast Function
  • Metamaterials


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