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Sensing with metamaterials: a review of recent developments

Robert Bogue (Okehampton, UK)

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 19 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to provide a technical insight into a selection of recent developments of sensor based on metamaterials.

Design/methodology/approach

Following a short introduction, this first part discusses sensors based on acoustic metamaterials. It then briefly considers negative index materials and split ring resonators and provides examples of sensors based on metamaterials which interact with electromagnetic radiation in the microwave, terahertz and infra-red regions. Finally, brief concluding comments are drawn.

Findings

Since their discovery at around the turn of the century, metamaterials have been studied widely by the research community. A diverse range of sensors and imaging devices have since been developed which exploit the unique properties of these materials and respond to physical, chemical and biological variables. Many exhibit characteristics and capabilities with the potential to overcome the limitations of conventional devices.

Originality/value

This provides details of a range of recently developed sensors based on the newly discovered families of metamaterials.

Keywords

Citation

Bogue, R. (2017), "Sensing with metamaterials: a review of recent developments", Sensor Review, Vol. 37 No. 3, pp. 305-311. https://doi.org/10.1108/SR-12-2016-0281

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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