On the Topology of Nonlocal Field Theories of Material Continua
preprintposted on 2021-10-15, 22:12 authored by Said MikkiSaid Mikki
A fairly general and unified approach to nonlocality in material continua is introduced here. This work aims at proposing new mathematical and conceptual foundations for the emerging topic of nonlocal metamaterials suitable for physicists, engineers, mathematicians, and materials scientists. The text develops an original rigorous theory, a detailed example involving nonlocal semiconductor metamaterials, and extensive literature review and discussion of possible applications of nonlocal metamaterials.