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Epsilon-Near-Zero Nanoantennas
  In this paper the design of Epsilon Near Zero (ENZ) antennas, working in the infrared and optical regime, is presented. Two different structures are considered: the classical PEC antenna and the dielectric dipole covered by ENZ material antenna. The main crucial aspect concerning this paper is the possibility to reproduce the same behavior of a classical half-wavelength dipole also for shorter dimensions. The electromagnetic behavior of the structure (in terms of radiation efficiency, gain and bandwidth) becomes independent from its geometry. The proposed structure offers great potential in a wide variety of practical application fields such as detection and sensing, communications applications.

  • Date:

    31 December 2014

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  • Library of Congress:

    QC Physics

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    620.5 Nanotechnology & nanoparticles

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


La Spada, L. (2014). Epsilon-Near-Zero Nanoantennas. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Body Area Networksdoi:10.4108/icst.bodynets.2014.257015



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