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.
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