Electromagnetic simulations of polarization-insensitive and wide-angle multiband metamaterial absorber by incorporating double asterisk resonator

Abdulkarim Y., Deng Lianwen D. L. , Luo Heng L. H. , Huang Shengxiang H. S. , He Longhui H. L. , Li Yuhan L. Y. , ...More

BULLETIN OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, vol.43, no.1, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12034-020-02098-3
  • Keywords: Metamaterial absorber, multiband absorber, polarization independent, wide angle, asterisk resonator, TUNABLE MULTIBAND


A novel multiband metamaterial absorber (MTMA) is proposed which is capable of well presenting a polarization-insensitive and wide incident angle stability in the microwave frequency range. The proposed MTMA comprising two vertically stacked asterisk-based copper resonators separated by dielectric layer of flame retardant type four and backed with a thin copper film. High-frequency structure simulator was used to simulate the absorber and to depict surface current distribution. The results showed that the absorber is operated at three narrow bands with high absorptivity of about 92, 100 and 100% at frequencies of 2.75, 4.3 and 9.5 GHz, respectively. The position of the resonant peaks can be effectively tuned by adjusting the geometry parameters of the structure, thereby achieving a multiband, polarization-independent and wide-angle absorber. The designed structure is important for the application of sensors, thermal images and in constructing broad multiband signals for electromagnetic compatibility/interference.