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A Negative Refractive Index Metamaterial Based on a Cubic Array of Layered Nonmagnetic Spherical Particles

By Edward F. Kuester, Nadja Memic, Simone Shen, Aaron D. Scher, Sung Kim, Kendra Kumley, and Hung Loui
Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 33, 175-202, 2011


A low-loss passive metamaterial exhibiting negative refractive index or ``double negative'' electromagnetic properties at microwave frequencies is proposed. The metamaterial is a lattice of spherical particles made up of multiple dielectric materials in concentric layers. Because no magnetic constituents (that tend to have higher losses) are involved, the negative-index behavior is possible with very low values of attenuation. A negative-index metamaterial based on dielectric-coated metal spheres is also proposed, and is predicted to have lower attenuation than other structures based on metallic scatterers. Numerical results and design principles are given.


Edward F. Kuester, Nadja Memic, Simone Shen, Aaron D. Scher, Sung Kim, Kendra Kumley, and Hung Loui, "A Negative Refractive Index Metamaterial Based on a Cubic Array of Layered Nonmagnetic Spherical Particles," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 33, 175-202, 2011.


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