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Metamaterials for Perfect Absorption


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 236)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Young Pak Lee, Joo Yull Rhee, Young Joon Yoo, Ki Won Kim
    Pages 1-9
  3. Young Pak Lee, Joo Yull Rhee, Young Joon Yoo, Ki Won Kim
    Pages 11-53
  4. Young Pak Lee, Joo Yull Rhee, Young Joon Yoo, Ki Won Kim
    Pages 55-98
  5. Young Pak Lee, Joo Yull Rhee, Young Joon Yoo, Ki Won Kim
    Pages 99-112
  6. Young Pak Lee, Joo Yull Rhee, Young Joon Yoo, Ki Won Kim
    Pages 113-141
  7. Young Pak Lee, Joo Yull Rhee, Young Joon Yoo, Ki Won Kim
    Pages 143-167
  8. Young Pak Lee, Joo Yull Rhee, Young Joon Yoo, Ki Won Kim
    Pages 169-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-176

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practical development of metamaterial-based perfect absorbers (MMPAs). It begins with a brief history of MMPAs which reviews the various theoretical and experimental milestones in their development. The theoretical background and fundamental working principles of MMPAs are then discussed, providing the necessary background on how MMPAs work and are constructed. There then follows a section describing how different MMPAs are designed and built according to the operating frequency of the electromagnetic wave, and how their behavior is changed. Methods of fabricating and characterizing MMPAs are then presented.

The book elaborates on the performance and characteristics of MMPAs, including electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT). It also covers recent advances in MMPAs and their applications, including multi-band, broadband, tunability, polarization independence and incidence independence. 

Suitable for graduate students in optical sciences and electronic engineering, it will also serve as a valuable reference for active researchers in these fields.


Broadband and tunable MMPA Electromagnetic Metamaterials Electromagnetically-induced transparency Frequency selective surface Metamaterial-based perfect absorber Performance and characteristics of MMPAs Polarization-independent MMPA Salisbury Screen THz metamaterials Metamaterial-based perfect absorber (MMPA)

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.RadiologyHanyang University Hospital RadiologySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.PhysicsSungkyunkwan UniversityGyeongGi-doKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.PhysicsHanyang UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  4. 4.Information DisplaySunmoon UniversityChungcheongnam-doKorea (Republic of)

About the authors

Prof. YoungPak Lee is Distinguished Professor in Department of Physics in Hanyang University, Director in Quantum Photonic Science Research Center and Chairman in Committee for Basic Science Education in Academy of Science and Technology. His present research activity is; magnetic photo crystals and metamaterials and applications to renewable energy; magneto-optical, magnetic, optical and transport properties, and electronic structures of thin films and nano structures; nanoscopic investigation of morphology and magnetic domain; nonlinear and time-resolved magneto-optical spectroscopy; magnetic semiconductors based on oxides; analysis of magnetic surfaces and films by using synchrotron radiation; magnetic bio-systems; characterization of the surfaces and interfaces of thin films including multilayers. Prof. Lee was the President of Koran Physical Society and Korean Federation of Physics-related Societies. He published 642 SCI papers and h-index is 44.

Joo Yull Rhee received the B.S. degree from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1978, the M.S. degree from KAIST, Korea, in 1980, and the Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University, USA, in 1992, all in physics. He is a professor of Physics Department of Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. His current research interests include the optical properties of metamaterials and the electronic-structure calculations of mostly magnetic materials.  He has published over 170 scientific journal papers on the optical properties of metamaterials and the optical and magneto-optical properties of magnetic materials.

Young Joon Yoo also investigates metamaterial absorbers and applications, and multiferroic flexible films as Researcher at Dept. Physics, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. He received a Ph.D. in Physics at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, in 2014. He worked as Associate Research Engineer at R&D Dept., Scinco Inc., Korea, from 2006 to 2010.

Ki Won Kim received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1995. He is working as a professor at Department of Information Display, Sunmoon University, Asan, Korea, from 1996. He worked as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of the Korean Vacuum Society during 2013-2014. His research interests include metamaterials working in the MHz to THz regime, magnetic and magneto-optical properties of thin films, and analysis of magnetic surface and thin films by using synchrotron radiation. 

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