About this book
To meet the demands of students, scientists and engineers for a systematic reference source, this book introduces, comprehensively and in a single voice, research and development progress in emerging metamaterials and derived functional metadevices. Coverage includes electromagnetic, optical, acoustic, thermal, and mechanical metamaterials and related metadevices. Metamaterials are artificially engineered composites with designed properties beyond those attainable in nature and with applications in all aspects of materials science. From spatially tailored dielectrics to tunable, dynamic materials properties and unique nonlinear behavior, metamaterial systems have demonstrated tremendous flexibility and functionality in electromagnetic, optical, acoustic, thermal, and mechanical engineering. Furthermore, the field of metamaterials has been extended from the mere pursuit of various exotic properties towards the realization of practical devices, leading to the concepts of dynamically-reconfigurable metadevices and functional metasurfaces. The book explores the fundamental physics, design, and engineering aspects, as well as the full array of state-of-the-art applications to electronics, telecommunications, antennas, and energy harvesting. Future challenges and potential in regard to design, modeling and fabrication are also addressed.
Reconfigurable and tunable metadevices design approaches for metamaterials Terahertz metamaterials and metadevices Applications of hyperbolic metamaterials Active chiral metamaterials Graphene-based plasmonic metamaterials Metamaterials-inspired frequency selective surfaces
“The book is easy to read, but it is also very specialized, so it is recommended for students, scientists, and engineers in materials, electronics, optics, mechanics, acoustics, telecommunications, or related areas … . I enjoyed reading the book; concepts are explained well, with examples of a wide variety of functional metamaterials and metadevices applications. The audience for this book would be students, professionals, or researchers in the areas of physics, optoelectronic engineering, electronics, mechanics, materials engineering or nanotechnology.” (Miriam Sánchez Pozos, MRS Bulletin, Vol. 44 (2), February, 2019)