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Thermodynamics of effective Minkowski spacetime in self-assembled hyperbolic metamaterials

  title={Thermodynamics of effective Minkowski spacetime in self-assembled hyperbolic metamaterials},
  author={Igor I. Smolyaninov},
  journal={arXiv: Optics},
Recent developments in gravitation theory indicate that the classic general relativity is an effective macroscopic theory which will be eventually replaced with a more fundamental theory based on thermodynamics of yet unknown microscopic degrees of freedom. Here we consider thermodynamics of an effective Minkowski spacetime which may be formed under the influence of external magnetic field in a cobalt ferrofluid. It appears that the extraordinary photons propagating inside the ferrofluid… 



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