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A review: metamaterial sensors for material characterization

A. Vivek (School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India)
K. Shambavi (School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India)
Zachariah C. Alex (School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India)

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 17 December 2018

Issue publication date: 17 May 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to focus on research work related to metamaterial-based sensors for material characterization that have been developed for past ten years. A decade of research on metamaterial for sensing application has led to the advancement of compact and improved sensors.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, relevant research papers on metamaterial sensors for material characterization published in reputed journals during the period 2007-2018 were reviewed, particularly focusing on shape, size and nature of materials characterized. Each sensor with its design and performance parameters have been summarized and discussed here.

Findings

As metamaterial structures are excited by electromagnetic wave interaction, sensing application throughout electromagnetic spectrum is possible. Recent advancement in fabrication techniques and improvement in metamaterial structures have led to the development of compact, label free and reversible sensors with high sensitivity.

Originality/value

The paper provides useful information on the development of metamaterial sensors for material characterization.

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Acknowledgements

The authors sincerely acknowledge Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). (CSIR-SRF, File No: 09/844(0050)/2018-EMR-I).

Citation

Vivek, A., Shambavi, K. and Alex, Z.C. (2019), "A review: metamaterial sensors for material characterization", Sensor Review, Vol. 39 No. 3, pp. 417-432. https://doi.org/10.1108/SR-06-2018-0152

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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