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Functional Metamaterials and Metadevices


  • Presents the latest in research and development for a wide array of functional metamaterials and metadevices

  • Covers topics ranging from electromagnetic, terahertz, photonic, chiral, plasmonic, nonlinear, acoustic, and mechanical metamaterials to frequency selective surfaces and processing, design, and manufacturing considerations

  • Offers readers a combination of theoretical, design, and experimental perspectives for a better understanding of metamaterial behaviors and potential applications

  • Provides a dynamic resource with full-color illustrations throughout for a broad audience of students, engineers, physicists, and technical managers with an interest in this robust and growing field

  • Written by an author with 10 years of practical experience working on metamaterials for electromagnetic interference and acoustic applications as well as various metmaterial structures and metadevices for electronic/optical interconnect assemblies and printed


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 262)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 39-55
  3. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 57-70
  4. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 71-106
  5. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 107-128
  6. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 129-153
  7. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 155-171
  8. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 173-200
  9. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 201-218
  10. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 219-242
  11. Xingcun Colin Tong
    Pages 243-269
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 271-277

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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.BolingbrookUSA

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“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)