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Planar Metamaterial Based Microwave Sensor Arrays for Biomedical Analysis and Treatment


  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany

  • Offers a systematic analysis of planar microwave sensor arrays based on periodic metamaterial structures

  • Shows important applications of metamaterial-based planar sensors to biomedical research

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Margarita Puentes Vargas
    Pages 1-5
  3. Margarita Puentes Vargas
    Pages 7-31
  4. Margarita Puentes Vargas
    Pages 33-45
  5. Margarita Puentes Vargas
    Pages 77-98
  6. Margarita Puentes Vargas
    Pages 99-144
  7. Margarita Puentes Vargas
    Pages 145-148
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 149-153

About these proceedings


This book presents an innovative concept for the realization of sensors based on a planar metamaterial microwave array and shows their application in biomedical analysis and treatment. The sensors are able to transduce the dielectric properties of materials in their direct vicinity into an electric signal. The specific array organization permits a simultaneous analysis of several materials using a single readout signal or a relative characterization of one material where information about its spatial distribution can be extracted. Two applications of the designed sensors are described here: the first is a cytological screening using micro fluidic technology, which shows that the sensors may be integrated into lab-on-chip technologies; the second application regards the use of the sensor in both the analysis and treatment of organic tissues. The developed sensor is able not only to screen the tissues for abnormalities, but also, by changing the applied signals, to perform thermal ablation and treat the abnormalities in a highly focused way. Thus, the research described in this book represents a considerable advancement in the field of biomedical microwave sensing.



Dielectric Image Extraction Metamaterial sensors Microwave Biosensors Mixed Cauer Expansion Method Multi-resonant Perturbation Method Periodic Metamaterials Sensor Arrays

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (ETiT)Institute of Microwave Engineering and Photonics (IMP), Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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