Numerical Study on Controllable Multi-Band Microwave Metamaterial Absorbers
Based on the impedance matching and electromagnetic resonant characteristic of composite materials, we present a single-layer metamaterial absorber consisting of arch copper loop and substrate FR-4, of which the resonant frequency depended on the loop’s geometry perimeter. By combining resonant loops with different dimensions together, we can achieve multi-band absorption. The standard finite difference time domain method was used to calculate the magnitudes of reflectance, and then the induced surface current and power loss distributions were demonstrated to analyze the insight physical picture of the multi-band resonant feature. By optimizing the simulation results, the absorptivities of two absorption peaks are all above 98% when the number of copper loops is two, 95% for three absorption peaks of three loops, and 87% for four absorption peaks of four loops.
Zhong Cao, Xueqiang Cao, Lixian Sun, Yinghe He
W. W. Ji et al., "Numerical Study on Controllable Multi-Band Microwave Metamaterial Absorbers", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 239-242, pp. 1260-1264, 2011