Special Issue "Metamaterial-Inspired Sensors"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Omar M. Ramahi
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L3G1, Canada
Website: https://ece.uwaterloo.ca/~oramahi/
E-Mail: oramahi@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 1-519-888-4567
Interests: sensors; energy harvesting; advanced electromagnetic applications; metamaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The theoretical musings of Veselago almost half a century ago on what would happen if negative permeability and permittivity were practically realized affected the field of sensors in a most unexpected way. Based on the metamaterial that realized Veselago's dreams, inexpensive and highly sensitive sensors became a reality. Metamaterials are made from an ensemble of electrically-small particles. Each of these particles is essentially a resonator. Since the particles are electrically-small, their individual frequency bandwidth is astoundingly small too. This feature makes these particles notoriously unattractive for antenna applications but highly attractive for sensing applications.

This special issue is dedicated to metamaterial-based sensors, in particular, and electrically-small resonators in general. We envision this special issue to include high-quality original papers or comprehensive tutorial papers with focus on any of the following themes:

1. Establishing a more formal approach to characterization of electrically-small resonators for sensing applications.
2. Highlighting the importance of advanced material engineering producing low-loss substrates and their impact on sensing.
3. Highlighting trade off in sensor development between frequency, fabrication complexity, cost, size, etc.
4. Distributed or multi-sensor applications.
5. Chemical, biological or material sensing.
6. Intelligent sensing.
7. Electrically-small sensors spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from DC to light.

Prof. Dr. Omar M. Ramahi
Guest Editor


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  • sensors
  • metamaterials
  • microwaves
  • electromagnetic fields
  • non-invasive detection
  • sub-surface detection

Published Papers (1 paper)

by ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11786-11804; doi:10.3390/s140711786
Received: 16 May 2014; in revised form: 18 June 2014 / Accepted: 25 June 2014 / Published: 4 July 2014
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Last update: 19 May 2014

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