Metamaterials: Theory, Classification and Application Strategies (Review)

Authors I.A. Buriak1, V.O. Zhurba1, G.S. Vorobjov1 , V.R. Kulizhko1, O.K. Kononov1, Oleksandr Rybalko2

1 Sumy State University, 2, Rimsky-Korsakov Str., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine

2 Technical University of Denmark, 349, Ørsteds Plads, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Issue Volume 8, Year 2016, Number 4
Dates Received 25 November 2016; revised manuscript received 19 December 2016; published online 23 December 2016
Citation I.A. Buriak, V.O. Zhurba, G.S. Vorobjov, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 8 No 4(2), 04088 (2016)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.8(4(2)).04088
PACS Number(s) 42.25.Bs, 42.82.Et, 84.40.Az, 84.40.Ba
Keywords Microwave (8) , Metamaterials (2) , Negative refraction, Resonator (3) , Transmission line, Waveguide (7) , Coupler, Metamaterial absorber, Antenna (4) .
Annotation The review of the design, principles and operation of artificial composite structures with peculiar electromagnetic properties (metamaterials) is presented. Physical preconditions of metamaterials have been considered in order to explain how exciting properties of such structures can be achieved. A detailed classification scheme and a comparative description of the most proven and wide-used metamaterial structures for microwave technologies have been presented. In addition, the most successful examples of metamaterial application in waveguides, resonators and their derived components as well as in antennas technology have been considered and systematized.