Special Issue "On-Chip Metamaterials: Physics, Engineering, and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Metamaterials are artificial materials designed to realize properties unprecedented in the nature, such as negative refractive index, hyperbolic dispersions, and topological protections. These novel material properties enabled many important applications, including invisibility cloaks, super-resolution imaging, and nonreciprocal wave transports. Metamaterials were first developed based on electromagnetic resonating elements for the modulation of optical properties in order to achieve a negative permittivity and permeability for the manipulation of light. The concept was applied to acoustic resonators to develop metamaterials with a negative density and bulk modulus to modulate airborne sound. Since then, different types of metamaterials have been developed to realize a broad scope of functionalities. The recent advances in topological physics induce a new type of metamaterials with topologically protected properties and robust one-way wave transport. In optics, metamaterials made from metal and dielectric materials have been fabricated on chips, known as metasurfaces, to achieve super-thin optical lens, skin cloaking, and special optical mode emissions. More recently, acoustic metamaterials have been adapted onto microfluidic devices on-chip to manipulate surface acoustic waves that drive the motions of micro-particles and cells in acoustofluidics. These on-chip metamaterials can potentially be applied to control the photon and phonon propagations, and electron motions as well. In this Special Issue, we will cover the recent progresses in on-chip metamaterials including the physics, engineering, and their applications.
Dr. Chengzhi Shi
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- On-chip devices
- Wave physics