Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Electric Field

Walter Gustavo Fano

University of Buenos Aires


Adrian Razzitte

University of Buenos Aires

Patricia Larocca

University of Buenos Aires


Dispersive media Causality Atmosphere electricity Lightning Discharge Sun emissions Geomagnetic fields Type of soils Dielectric models and response Transmission lines method Time domain reflectometry (TDR) Principles Radar range equation

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This book will be dedicated to several aspects of interaction of electromagnetic radiation covering matters such as the study of dispersive media, causality, energy and entropy, dielectric permittivity models, including models of the permittivity as a function of the frequency like Cole-Cole, Debye, Havriliak Negami and others. The electrical properties of soils with their applications to agriculture, geophysics, and measurement methods, such as the measurement method with transmission lines, capacitive methods, and methods of electromagnetic induction will be discussed.
The book will also cover topics such as the electric field on Earth with the study of atmospheric phenomena, lightning discharge models, cloud charging, radiation from lightning and the applications to electrical engineering and science. The solar-terrestrial environment, sun emissions, geomagnetic fields, induction currents in systems like electrical energy and petroleum are also topics of interest. Finally, the last but not least important topic that we want to discuss in the book is the topic connected to ground penetrating radar (GPR), including principles, radar range equation, resolution, transmitters and receivers, and the applications of the GPR to many subsurface archaeological investigation. 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 28th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 17th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 5th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 5th 2020

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About the editor

Walter Gustavo Fano

University of Buenos Aires

Dr. Walter Gustavo Fano is actually the Director of Electromagnetic Radiation Laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Buenos Aires. He received his Electrical Engineering and Dr. Eng. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)/Argentina in 1992 and 2004, respectively. Since 2007, he is Professor with the Faculty of Engineering, FIUBA. He has authored or co-authored over 80 peer reviewed scientific papers on Electromagnetic Engineering topics. Three books, one Book chapter published, and two book chapters in press. His current research interests include Metamaterials and applications, Electric and Magnetic field detection, Near field theory and experiments, Dispersive media, Electromagnetic Theory and Antenna engineering. He is Senior member of IEEE, was Joint Chapter Chair of EMC & AP 2007-2018, and was Chair of several Congress of IEEE in Argentina of EMC and AP subjects. He has two pattents pending.

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