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Metamaterials Application in Sensing

by Tao Chen 1,*, Suyan Li 2 and 1
Mechanical & Power Engineering College, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150080, China
Center for Engineering Training and Basic Experimentation, Heilongjiang Institute of Science and Technology, Harbin 150027, China
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Sensors 2012, 12(3), 2742-2765;
Received: 5 January 2012 / Revised: 2 February 2012 / Accepted: 14 February 2012 / Published: 29 February 2012
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
Metamaterials are artificial media structured on a size scale smaller than wavelength of external stimuli, and they can exhibit a strong localization and enhancement of fields, which may provide novel tools to significantly enhance the sensitivity and resolution of sensors, and open new degrees of freedom in sensing design aspect. This paper mainly presents the recent progress concerning metamaterials-based sensing, and detailedly reviews the principle, detecting process and sensitivity of three distinct types of sensors based on metamaterials, as well as their challenges and prospects. Moreover, the design guidelines for each sensor and its performance are compared and summarized. View Full-Text
Keywords: metamaterial; sensing; biosensor; thin-film sensor; strain sensor metamaterial; sensing; biosensor; thin-film sensor; strain sensor
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Chen, T.; Li, S.; Sun, H. Metamaterials Application in Sensing. Sensors 2012, 12, 2742-2765.

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