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Metasurfaces and Metamaterials

Edited by Jiang Wu (Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science, UESTC, China), Peng Yu (Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science, UESTC, China), Yongjun Huang, School of Information and Communication Engineering, UESTC, China) and Zhiming Wang (Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science, UESTC, China)

Recent advances in metamaterials and metasurfaces offer new opportunities for tailored electromagnetic properties that are not exhibited by natural materials. Metamaterials are artificially engineered materials with interesting optical properties, including a negative refractive index, cloaking and Doppler effect. These materials can revolutionize conventional optical devices, such as antennas, absorbers, superlenses, cloaking devices, etc. Specifically, two-dimensional metamaterials, i.e., metasurfaces, have unique interface transmission and reflection properties resulting from surface impedance. However, there are many challenges yet to be addressed in order to fulfil their potential in practical applications. To facilitate this field, we present this series in Nanoscale Research Letters.

New articles in the collection will be added here as they are published.


  1. Content type: Nano Express

    In this paper, we present an all-dielectric gradient metasurface, composed of periodic arrangement of differently sized cross-shaped silicon nanoblocks resting on the fused silica substrate, to realize the fun...

    Authors: Jing Li, Chang Liu, Tiesheng Wu, Yumin Liu, Yu Wang, Zhongyuan Yu, Han Ye and Li Yu

    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:34

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