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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. In this paper, a terahertz (THz) biosensor based on all-metal metamaterial is theoretically investigated and experimentally verified. This THz metamaterial biosensor uses stainless steel materials that are man...

    Authors: Gangqi Wang, Fengjie Zhu, Tingting Lang, Jianjun Liu, Zhi Hong and Jianyuan Qin
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2021 16:109
  2. In this paper, we present a plasmonic chiral metasurface absorber (CMSA), which can achieve high selective absorption for right-handed and left-handed circular polarization (RCP, “+”, and LCP, “−”) lights at ...

    Authors: Yongzhi Cheng, Fu Chen and Hui Luo
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2021 16:12
  3. The plasmon-induced transparency (PIT), which is destructive interference between the superradiation mode and the subradiation mode, is studied in patterned graphene-based terahertz metasurface composed of gra...

    Authors: Zhimin Liu, Enduo Gao, Zhenbin Zhang, Hongjian Li, Hui Xu, Xiao Zhang, Xin Luo and Fengqi Zhou
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2020 15:1
  4. Designing powerful electromagnetic wave modulators is required for the advancement of optical communication technology. In this work, we study how to efficiently modulate the amplitude of electromagnetic waves...

    Authors: Yiqun Ji, Zhendong Yan, Chaojun Tang, Jing Chen, Ping Gu, Bo Liu and Zhengqi Liu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:391
  5. The control of the polarization states of light plays an important role in modern optical systems. However, traditional polarization manipulating devices often have narrow bandwidth and their large size makes ...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Yumin Liu, Jing Li, Chang Liu, Zhongyuan Yu, Han Ye and Li Yu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:384
  6. We propose a conductively coupled terahertz metallic metamaterial exhibiting analog of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), in which the bright and dark mode antennae interact via surface currents r...

    Authors: Jie Hu, Tingting Lang, Weihang Xu, Jianjun Liu and Zhi Hong
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:359
  7. Graphene, an innovated 2D material with atomic thickness, is a very promising candidate and has drawn great attentions in various applications. Graphene metasurface enables dynamic control of various wavefront...

    Authors: Mengyu Wang, Qingsheng Zeng, Li Deng, Botao Feng and Ping Xu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:343
  8. A suspended monolayer graphene has only about 2.3% absorption rate in visible and infrared band, which limits its optoelectronic applications. To significantly increase graphene’s absorption efficiency, a tuna...

    Authors: Xin Luo, Zi-Qiang Cheng, Xiang Zhai, Zhi-Min Liu, Si-Qi Li, Jian-Ping Liu, Ling-Ling Wang, Qi Lin and Yan-Hong Zhou
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:337
  9. The constructive interference of bright and dark plasmonic modes results in plasmon-induced absorption (PIA) effect. Here, we theoretically investigate PIA effect, which is realized by the constructive interfe...

    Authors: Cheng Hu, Qi Lin, Xiang Zhai, Mengting Wen and Lingling Wang
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:300
  10. The decreasing pixel size of digital image sensors for high-resolution imaging brings a great challenge for the matching color filters. Currently, the conventional dye color filters with pixel size of several ...

    Authors: Jiancun Zhao, Xiaochang Yu, Kui Zhou, Xiaoming Yang and Yiting Yu
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:214
  11. Understanding and manipulation of surface impedance in graphene hybrid structure is a significant issue for applications of graphene-based optoelectronics devices. In order to achieve this purpose in the terah...

    Authors: Han Xiong, Ming-Chun Tang, Yue-Hong Peng, Yuan-Hong Zhong and Xiao-Heng Tan
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:194
  12. In this paper, we propose a coding electromagnetic metasurface (EMMS) with integrated broadband tunable radiation and low-scattering performance. Anisotropic elements demonstrating opposite phases under x- and y-...

    Authors: Li Li Cong, Xiang Yu Cao, Huanhuan Yang, Jun Gao and Tao Song
    Citation: Nanoscale Research Letters 2019 14:113
  13. 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