Negative Refractive Index Composite Metamaterials for Microwave Technology

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2010-03-01
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Bowler, Nicola
Bowler, Nicola
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Materials Science and EngineeringCenter for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)
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Materials that exhibit negative index (NI) of refraction have several potential applications in microwave technology. Examples include enhanced transmission line capability, power enhancement/size reduction in antenna applications and, in the field of nondestructive testing, improved sensitivity of patch sensors and detection of sub-wavelength defects in dielectrics by utilizing a NI superlens.

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This chapter is published as Bowler, Nicola. "Negative refractive index composite metamaterials for microwave technology." In Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technologies from Photonic Bandgap Devices to Antenna and Applications (ed. Igor Minin). Intech Open (2010): 55-74. Posted with permission.

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