Metamaterials for Biomedical Applications: Electromagnetism and Beyond
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 November 2022) | Viewed by 1626
Interests: metamaterials; metasurfaces; near-zero index materials; sensors; medical diagnostics; electromagnetics; sound waves; heat waves; fluid dynamics; classical mechanics
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Electromagnetic metamaterials have recently become one of the most active research topics in the areas of engineering, chemistry, biology and biomedicine. The main reason for this interest is that these engineered materials display novel and enhanced properties compared to traditional ones, paving the way for the development of new technological applications. In the last few years, such materials have acquired robust characterization and design tools, and novel fabrication techniques have been developed. Many exotic electromagnetic effects, which initially belonged to theory, are now well understood and are practically used in different applications. While metamaterials are mostly associated with electromagnetism or optics, the same concepts can be also applied to areas such as thermodynamics, classical mechanics, acoustics and fluid dynamics. The possibility of using a single metamaterial to control and manipulate any kind of wave at will is of great interest in any research field. In particular, in the biomedical field, metamaterials will aid in the development of new and low-cost diagnostic and therapeutic tools and will therefore have a huge impact on the healthcare sector in the coming years.
In this Special Issue, we aim to cover recent progress and novel trends in the fields of multi-physics and multi-functional metamaterials as the building blocks of present and future medical devices. We invite authors to submit experimental, theoretical, and computational papers (research, review, communication, feature articles) ranging from basic research and new design ideas to the development of advanced fabrication techniques, characterization methods, and biomedical applications of metamaterials.
Dr. Luigi La Spada
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- engineered artificial materials
- multi-functional metamaterials
- multi-physics metamaterials
- sensing and medical diagnostics
- biomedical applications