Multi-Band Metamaterial Absorber: Design, Experiment and Physical Interpretation

Dincer F., KARAASLAN M., ÜNAL E. A. , Akgol O., Sabah C.

APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL, vol.29, no.3, pp.197-202, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-202
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents the design, fabrication, characterization and experimental verification of a perfect Multi-Band Metamaterial (MTM) absorber (MA) based on a simple configuration of a rectangular resonator and strips operating in microwave frequency regime. The proposed multi-band MA provides perfect absorption with TE-incident angle independency. Maximum absorption rate is achieved as 99.43% at 5.19 GHz for simulation and 98.67% at 5.19 GHz for experiment, respectively. The measurement results of the fabricated prototype are in a good agreement with the numerical results. Furthermore, we introduce a numerical analysis in order to show physical interpretation of the MA mechanism in detail. Additionally, a sensor application of the proposed multi-band MA is presented to demonstrate an extra feature of the suggested structure. As a result, the proposed multi-band MA enables myriad potential application areas such as radar, stealth, shielding, communication, imaging and medical applications.