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Theory and Applications of Electromagnetic Metamaterials

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The advancement of modern electromagnetic technologies relies on the development of original theoretical approaches and new artificial materials. Artificially structured composites, known as metamaterials, exhibit novel properties that do not exist in natural materials, broadening human abilities in manipulating electromagnetic waves. Metamaterials provide a unique pathway to generate, guide, modulate and detect electromagnetic waves by having structural features that are significantly smaller than the operation wavelength. The development of metamaterials enables intriguing applications ranged from wavefront manipulation, imaging with sub-wavelength resolution, invisibility cloaks, new concept antennas, data processing, and highly flexible sensing and modulation, which have been receiving significant attention among both scientific and engineering communities.

The proposed special issue on the theory and applications of electromagnetic metamaterials aims to offer a collection of the recent developments of electromagnetic metamaterials, metasurfaces, and surface plasmonics and explore their potential usefulness in various aspects, both experimentally and theoretically. We hope this special issue could stimulate the continuing efforts on the understanding of electromagnetic metamaterials and exploring their applications. Much more efforts are still ongoing in this fascinating area. We expect that more and more new real applications on metamaterials and meta-devices would become reality in the near future.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Novel designs for metamaterials/metasurfaces;
- Micro-photonics, nanophotonics, plasmonics, and novel optical devices;
- Optical imaging and sensing;
- Graphene metamaterials and devices;
- Metamaterials/metasurfaces for antennas and RF devices.

We welcome submissions of Original Research, Reviews and Perspective articles addressing the main challenges in the field.


Keywords: metamaterials, metasurfaces, surface plasmonics


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

The advancement of modern electromagnetic technologies relies on the development of original theoretical approaches and new artificial materials. Artificially structured composites, known as metamaterials, exhibit novel properties that do not exist in natural materials, broadening human abilities in manipulating electromagnetic waves. Metamaterials provide a unique pathway to generate, guide, modulate and detect electromagnetic waves by having structural features that are significantly smaller than the operation wavelength. The development of metamaterials enables intriguing applications ranged from wavefront manipulation, imaging with sub-wavelength resolution, invisibility cloaks, new concept antennas, data processing, and highly flexible sensing and modulation, which have been receiving significant attention among both scientific and engineering communities.

The proposed special issue on the theory and applications of electromagnetic metamaterials aims to offer a collection of the recent developments of electromagnetic metamaterials, metasurfaces, and surface plasmonics and explore their potential usefulness in various aspects, both experimentally and theoretically. We hope this special issue could stimulate the continuing efforts on the understanding of electromagnetic metamaterials and exploring their applications. Much more efforts are still ongoing in this fascinating area. We expect that more and more new real applications on metamaterials and meta-devices would become reality in the near future.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Novel designs for metamaterials/metasurfaces;
- Micro-photonics, nanophotonics, plasmonics, and novel optical devices;
- Optical imaging and sensing;
- Graphene metamaterials and devices;
- Metamaterials/metasurfaces for antennas and RF devices.

We welcome submissions of Original Research, Reviews and Perspective articles addressing the main challenges in the field.


Keywords: metamaterials, metasurfaces, surface plasmonics


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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10 June 2020 Abstract
30 November 2020 Manuscript

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30 November 2020 Manuscript

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