Special Issue on Two-Dimensional Metamaterials

Submission Deadline: Jul. 20, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Nano-Electronics Lab School of ECE, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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    • Nader Engheta
      University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    • A. N. Grigorenko
      University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
    • Masud Mansuripur
      University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    • Nasser Peyghambarian
      University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    • Helen Gleeson
      University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
    • Yongmin Liu
      Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Introduction

    Materials with negative permittivity and permeability were first studied by a Russian theorist Victor Veselago in 1968. He hypothesized that negative refraction can occur if both parameters are negative. So far a natural material that can achieve negative values for permittivity and permeability simultaneously has not been found or discovered. Therefore, it took 33 years to confi rm his prediction by fabricating a metamaterial. It is a material engineered to have a property that is not found in nature. In 2000, Smith et al. fabricated a metamaterial with negative refractive index by combining two structures presented by Pendry in 1996 and 1999. Metallic nanorods responsible for the negative permittivity and split rings resonators responsible for the negative permeability. Low loss metamaterials with simultaneously negative permittivity and permeability are desired for practical applications in many optical devices such as plasmonic antenna arrays, epsilon-near-zero metamaterial at visible wavelengths, modulators and switches, infrared perfect absorbers, photo detecting, electromagnetic energy conversion, and as perfect lens in imaging applications. Therefore, they have attracted much attention, among them; plasmonic metal-dielectric metamaterials have investigated extensively. Plasmonic metamaterials are typically composed of noble metals in which photonic and electronic properties are linked by coupling photons to conduction electrons of metal, known as surface plasmon. Noble metals are of particular interest because of their stability and reproducibility. The localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs) of metallic nanostructures increase the interactions between photons and materials, which could be controlled by size, shape, and dielectric permittivity of the environment. Fabrication of metamaterials is generally difficult, however, there are some experimental methods including, template-assisted and self-assembled electrochemical deposition, conventional solution-based technique, electrochemical plating, nanolithography, stencil deposition techniques, etc.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Metamaterial
    2. Localized surface plasmon resonances
    3. Two-dimensional materials
    4. Metallic nano-structures
    5. Nano-materials
    6. Nanotechnology

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ajnano.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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