Special Issue


Metamaterial (MTM) is currently a widely used term referring to certain materials/systems/devices that exhibit special properties normally not found in nature, based on the artificial functional structure units in them instead of the materials they are composed of. J. Zhou, T.J. Cui, H.X. Peng, R.H. Fan, and colleagues summarize the recent progress of metamaterial research in this special issue. Its scope mainly covers reconfigurable metasurfaces, programmable coding metamaterials, photonic crystals, broadband negative refraction, topological RF circuits, high harmonic generation, Smith-Purcell radiation, zero-compressibility acoustic waveguides, and modulators for terahertz communication. In addition to the above-mentioned artificially structured MTM, this special issue also includes studies on the border area of metamaterials and conventional materials, including metacomposites and randomly structured MTM. 

    Guest Editors

    Ji Zhou, Tsinghua University, China

    Tiejun Cui, Southeast University, China

    Huazin Peng, Zhejiang University, China

    Runhua Fan, Shandong University, China

      Table of Contents

      Tunable and Reconfigurable Metasurfaces: Physics and Applications

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 1849272, 16 pages, 2019. 

      Qiong He, Shulin Sun, and Lei Zhou

      Modulators for Terahertz Communication: The Current State of the Art

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 6482975, 22 pages, 2019.

      Zhengtai Ma, Zhaoxin Geng, Zhiyan Fan, Jian Liu, and Hongda Chen

      Microwave Properties of Metacomposites Containing Carbon Fibres and Ferromagnetic Microwires

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 3239879, 8 pages, 2019.

      Yang Luo, Diana Estevez, Fabrizio Scarpa, Larissa Panina, Huan Wang, Faxiang Qin, and Huaxin Peng

      Pseudospin-1 Physics of Photonic Crystals

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 3054062, 15 pages, 2019.

      Anna Fang, Zhaoqing Zhang, Steven G. Louie, and Cheting Chan

      Acoustic Supercoupling in a Zero-Compressibility Waveguide

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 2457870, 10 pages, 2019.

      H. Esfahlani, M. S. Byrne, M. McDermott, and A. Alù

      Spiral Field Generation in Smith-Purcell Radiation by Helical Metagratings

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 3806132, 8 pages, 2019.

      Liqiao Jing, Zuojia Wang, Xiao Lin, Bin Zheng, Su Xu, Lian Shen, Yihao Yang, Fei Gao, Min Chen, and Hongsheng Chen

      Artificial Generation of High Harmonics via Nonrelativistic Thomson Scattering in Metamaterial

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 8959285, 10 pages, 2019.

      Yongzheng Wen and Ji Zhou

      Topologically Protected Edge State in Two-Dimensional Su–Schrieffer–Heeger Circuit

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 8609875, 8 pages, 2019.

      Shuo Liu, Wenlong Gao, Qian Zhang, Shaojie Ma, Lei Zhang, Changxu Liu, Yuanjiang Xiang, Tiejun Cui, and Shuang Zhang

      Direct Transmission of Digital Message via Programmable Coding Metasurface

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 2584509, 12 pages, 2019.

      Tiejun Cui, Shuo Liu, Guodong Bai, and Qian Ma

      Targeted Double Negative Properties in Silver/Silica Random Metamaterials by Precise Control of Microstructures

      Research, vol. 2019, Article ID 1021368, 11 pages, 2019.

      Peitao Xie, Zidong Zhang, Zhongyang Wang, Kai Sun, and Runhua Fan

      Broadband Negative Refraction of Highly Squeezed Hyperbolic Polaritons in 2D Materials

      Research, vol. 2018, Article ID 2532819, 7 pages, 2018.

      Jing Jiang, Xiao Lin, and Baile Zhang