Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 8, pp 6425–6433 | Cite as

Metallic origami metastructures for high-temperature low electromagnetic reflectivity

  • Xiao-Dong Cheng
  • Wei-Li SongEmail author
  • Mingji Chen
  • Xujin Yuan
  • Yazheng Yang
  • Daining FangEmail author
Electronic materials


Since broad temperature range electromagnetic attenuation materials and structures are conventionally manufactured based on ceramic-based materials and composites, an alternative strategy is developed here to construct metal electromagnetic metastructures based on triangulated cylindrical origami design and metal 3D printing technology. The experimental and simulated results suggest that the as-manufactured 3D-printed metal origami metastructures enable to effectively scatter electromagnetic wave, resulting in effective low reflectivity stably over a broad temperature range of 20–800 °C. Implication of the discussion on mechanism, materials, processing, and performance suggests a novel platform for achieving metallic electromagnetic metastructures and metastructures for broad temperature range stealth technology.



Financial support from Beijing Natural Science Foundation (16L00001 and 2182065) is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Advanced Structure TechnologyBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Beijing Key Laboratory of Lightweight Multi-functional Composite Materials and StructuresBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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