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International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4082948, 7 pages
Research Article

Penetration Effect: Exotic Behavior of a Wave in Anisotropic Media

Astrakhan State Technical University, Tatischeva 16, Astrakhan 414056, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed to K. Vytovtov

Received 15 February 2017; Revised 26 March 2017; Accepted 2 May 2017; Published 23 May 2017

Academic Editor: Mustapha C. E. Yagoub

Copyright © 2017 K. Vytovtov and O. Pischin. 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.


Plane harmonic wave propagation along an interface between vacuum and a semi-infinite uniaxial anisotropic medium is considered. It is shown that there is a bulk wave within an anisotropic medium in this case. It is also proved for the first time that a reflected wave must propagate perpendicularly to an interface. Moreover, a reflected wave is absent in the case of ordinary wave propagation.