International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Reconfigurable Electromagnetics through Metamaterials


Publishing date
07 Mar 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Oct 2013

Lead Editor

1ELEDIA Research Center, University of Trento, 38123 Trento, Italy

2Department of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802,USA

3Department of Applied Electronics, University of Rome Tre, 00146 Rome, Italy

4Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


Reconfigurable Electromagnetics through Metamaterials

Description

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the development of artificial materials, and in particular in metamaterials, engineered in order to exhibit electromagnetic (EM) properties that do not occur in nature. The wide enthusiasm in EM metamaterials stems from their ability to manipulate and channel electromagnetic waves in novel ways, which is derived from their subwavelength structure/granularity, rather than being based solely on their constitutive materials. These features of EM metamaterials promise a path toward completely new devices with properties and functionality not possible with currently available technologies. This is specifically true whenever reconfigurability is of interest (e.g., for novel or nonconventional applications in telecommunications, medicine, security, etc.). Indeed, thanks to their intrinsic structure, EM metamaterials represent a key tool to implement the “Reconfigurable Electromagnetics” paradigm, that is, to design and fabricate devices which can be controlled through a change of the physical properties of their constitutive materials at a subwavelength scale.

In this framework, this special issue is aimed at reviewing the most recent advances of metamaterials as an enabling technology for the design and realization of reconfigurable devices at RF and THz optical frequencies. Accordingly, potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of reconfigurable devices including reconfigurable metasurfaces/metamaterials in the range from RF to THz frequencies
  • Innovative integrated design approaches to enable “Reconfigurable Electromagnetics” through EM metamaterials
  • Recent progress in design and modeling/fabrication of 2D/3D reconfigurable bulk EM metamaterials
  • New numerical modeling and computational methods for reconfigurable EM metamaterials
  • Reconfigurable mechatronics and metadevices

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 215394
  • - Editorial

Reconfigurable Electromagnetics through Metamaterials

Giacomo Oliveri | Douglas Werner | ... | Christophe Craeye
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 397576
  • - Research Article

Bandwidth Reconfigurable Metamaterial Arrays

Nathanael J. Smith | Dimitris Papantonis | John L. Volakis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 429837
  • - Review Article

Reconfigurable and Tunable Metamaterials: A Review of the Theory and Applications

Jeremiah P. Turpin | Jeremy A. Bossard | ... | Pingjuan L. Werner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 138138
  • - Review Article

MEMS-Reconfigurable Metamaterials and Antenna Applications

Tomislav Debogovic | Julien Perruisseau-Carrier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 693852
  • - Research Article

Switchable Electromagnetic Bandgap Surface Wave Antenna

Qiang Bai | Kenneth L. Ford | Richard J. Langley
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 532634
  • - Research Article

Tunable Plasmonic and Hyperbolic Metamaterials Based on Enhanced Nonlinear Response

Christos Argyropoulos | Francesco Monticone | ... | Andrea Alù
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 171637
  • - Research Article

Voltage Controlled Intertwined Spiral Arrays for Reconfigurable Metasurfaces

A. Vallecchi | R. J. Langley | A. G. Schuchinsky
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 346838
  • - Research Article

Mechanically Reconfigurable Microstrip Lines Loaded with Stepped Impedance Resonators and Potential Applications

J. Naqui | F. Martín
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
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CiteScore1.190
Impact Factor1.347
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