Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 402943, 11 pages
Research Article

Multiple Fractional Dual Solutions in PEMC Backed Chiral Nihility Slab

1Department of Electronics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad 45320, Pakistan
2National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

Received 18 May 2011; Accepted 22 August 2011

Academic Editor: Kue-Hong Chen

Copyright © 2011 Kanwer Aftab et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Inside a chiral nihility slab which is backed by perfect electromagnetic conductor, all valid fractional dual solutions are determined using the fractional curl operator. Fractional dual solutions may be regarded as intermediate step between the original and dual to the original solution. Corresponding fields outside the nihility slab for each case are also determined and analyzed. It is noted that only for one out of three cases the corresponding field outside chiral nihility slab is also fractional dual, while for other two cases, corresponding fields are not fractional dual. It is noted that time average power density vanishes inside the PEC-backed chiral nihility slab, while it exists outside the nihility slab.