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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1992
  • pp: 6403–6407

Microwave-absorbing chiral composites: Is chirality essential or accidental?

Craig F. Bohren, Raymond Luebbers, H. Scott Langdon, and Forrest Hunsberger  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 30, pp. 6403-6407 (1992)

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Suspensions of wire helices are absorbing at microwave frequencies. Although such suspensions are chiral, this may be accidental rather than essential for absorption in coatings. Nonchiral suspensions of connected loop arrays behave similarly to suspensions of helices.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 6, 1991
Published: October 20, 1992

Craig F. Bohren, Raymond Luebbers, H. Scott Langdon, and Forrest Hunsberger, "Microwave-absorbing chiral composites: Is chirality essential or accidental?," Appl. Opt. 31, 6403-6407 (1992)

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