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Three-Dimensional Resistive Metamaterial Absorber Loaded with Metallic Resonators for the Enhancement of Lower-Frequency Absorption

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College of Science, Air Force Engineering University, Xi’an 710051, China
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School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
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Materials 2018, 11(2), 210; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11020210
Received: 18 December 2017 / Revised: 16 January 2018 / Accepted: 24 January 2018 / Published: 30 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Structure Analysis and Characterization)
Resistive patch array incorporating with metallic backplane provided an effective way to achieve broadband metamaterial absorbers (MAs) in microwave frequency, and the outstanding construction contributed more flexible and diversified broadband absorption. In this paper, we attempted to load metallic resonators (MRs) to three-dimensional resistive MA to further enhance the lower-frequency absorption performance. Simulation showed that the partial absorption peak was separated to the lower frequency, while the rest of broadband absorption was unaffected. Meanwhile, after combining multi-unit of the proposed MAs, the stair-stepping broadband absorption was also achieved. Finally, three samples were fabricated. The agreements between simulations and experimental results demonstrated that resistive MA loaded with MRs provided an effective way for further enhancement of lower-frequency absorption with almost no change of the absorbing structure and lightweight characteristic. Thus, it was worthy to expect a wide range of applications to emerge inspired from the proposed attempt. View Full-Text
Keywords: metamaterial absorber; metallic resonator; three-dimensional construction; broadband absorption; lower-frequency absorption metamaterial absorber; metallic resonator; three-dimensional construction; broadband absorption; lower-frequency absorption
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Shen, Y.; Zhang, J.Q.; Pang, Y.Q.; Zheng, L.; Wang, J.F.; Ma, H.; Qu, S.B. Three-Dimensional Resistive Metamaterial Absorber Loaded with Metallic Resonators for the Enhancement of Lower-Frequency Absorption. Materials 2018, 11, 210.

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