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A Boundary Modeling Scheme to Bridge the Computational Gap Between Classic Electrodynamics and Quantum Physics

Classic Computational ElectroMagnetics (CEM), as the very technology modeling the interaction of EM waves with matter, has been demonstrated to be extremely successful in the progress of human kind. It can be seen as one of the enabling technologies realizing modern communication systems. Hence it is already greatly impacting peoples’ daily life. However, very recent deep-nanoscale experiments suggest the need for an entirely new way of modeling, making the bridge between classic CEM and quantum physics. A paradigm shift is thus necessary and a much more refined material model is required. Here, we address this problem by pioneering a boundary based modeling framework combining the dynamics of EM waves with the hydrodynamic motion of electrons. The proposed research can potentially bridge the computational gap between the macroscopic and the non-classical mesoscopic quantum world, also enabling a fully quantitative understanding of a wide range of new physical phenomena at nanometric scale. This may contribute to the solution of some of human kind’s global problems, just as classic CEM has done.
Date:1 Oct 2019  →  Today
Keywords:Computational Electromagnetics, Non-classical effects, Mode Matching Method, Boundary Element Method
Disciplines:Analytic aspects and differential equations of physics