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Special Issue "New Horizon of Plasmonics and Metamaterials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Masafumi Kimata

College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, 1-1-1 Noji-higashi, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan
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Interests: uncooled (thermal) infrared detectors; Type-II superlattice infrared detectors; infrared detectors; MEMS technology
Guest Editor
Dr. Shinpei Ogawa

Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Amagasaki, Hyogo 661-8661, Japan
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Interests: plasmonics; metamaterials; graphene; 2D materials; IR sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plasmonics and metamaterials are growing fields that consistently produce new technologies for controlling electromagnetic waves. Many important results in both fundamental science and applications are being addressed for a wide range of materials, structures, and wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the microwave. For instance, these fields have recently expanded to tackle research on graphene and other 2D materials, flat photonics, thermal control, and mechanical structures. Although remarkable progress is taking place across many different fields, the basis of this research shares many of the same underlying principles. Therefore, great synergy is expected among the scientists working in this wide spectrum of fields.

This Special Issue aims to introduce recent advances in plasmonics and metamaterials, as well as their applications, for a wide range of topics in order to explore the new horizon emerging for these fields. We hope that this Special Issue will inspire researchers to break new ground.

Prof. Dr. Masafumi Kimata
Dr. Shinpei Ogawa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • plasmonics
  • metamaterials
  • metasurfaces
  • thermal control
  • applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Tentative Title: Solitons in Optical Metamaterials with Anti-Cubic Nonlinearity

Authors: Biswas, Anjan; Ekici, Mehmet; et al.

Tentative Abstract: This paper studies soliton perturbation in optical metamaterials, with anti-cubic nonlinearity, by implementing three integration schemes. Bright, dark and singular soliton solutions are retrieved. The existence criteria of these solitons in metamaterials are also presented.

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