Advances in Applications of Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2023) | Viewed by 937
Interests: metamaterials; metasurfaces; near-zero index materials; sensors; medical diagnostics; electromagnetics; sound waves; heat waves; fluid dynamics; classical mechanics
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Metamaterials and metasurfaces have garnered widespread attention in recent times due to their exceptional and highly adjustable properties. These materials are artificially designed structures constituted of bulk metallic and/or dielectric elements that exhibit remarkable electromagnetic responses, breaking the boundaries of natural materials. As a result, they exhibit vastly different electromagnetic behavior compared to traditional materials. Metamaterials are applied to a broad range of fields in physics and engineering, including electromagnetics, acoustics, mechanics, and thermodynamics.
Metasurfaces, on the other hand, are two-dimensional functional structures constituted of multiple subwavelength unit structures. It is possible to create new physical phenomena, including negative refraction, negative reflection, polarization rotation, convergent imaging, complex beams, and the conversion of propagating waves to surface waves.
Both metamaterials and metasurfaces have led to remarkable advancements in several fields, including optical imaging, molecular sensing, catalysis, manufacturing, data storage, medical therapy, and energy conversion. Despite such achievements, there are still some practical challenges to overcome to achieve their full potential. You are invited to submit your work for consideration in our Special Issue.
Dr. Luigi La Spada
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