Broadband isotropic μ-near-zero metamaterials

Pavel A. Belov, Alexey P. Slobozhanyuk, Dmitry S. Filonov, Ilya V. Yagupov, Polina V. Kapitanova, Constantin R. Simovski, Mikhail Lapine, Yuri S. Kivshar

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Natural diamagnetism, while being a common phenomenon, is limited to permeability values close to unity. Artificial diamagnetics, to the contrary, can be engineered to provide much lower values and may even possess an effective permeability close to zero. In this letter, we provide an experimental confirmation of the possibility to obtain extremely low permeability values by manufacturing an isotropic metamaterial composed of conducting cubes. We show that the practical assembly is quite sensitive to fabrication tolerances and demonstrate that permeability of about μ = 0.15 is realisable.

Original languageEnglish
Article number211903
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - 18 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


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