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Modifying conventional microwave antenna designs using fine scale structures and nanomaterials

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posted on 2013-06-05, 13:58 authored by William WhittowWilliam Whittow, J. C. Vardaxoglou
This paper investigates the possibility of designing and fabricating microwave antennas using metallic nanomaterials. Specifically, we will consider modifying the structure of conventional designs including dipoles, loops and apertures. FDTD simulations are used to examine these modified structures. Due to the prohibitive computational requirements of modelling nanoscale objects on a millimetre scale, the structures are approximated using larger scale objects. However, cell sizes down to 2¿m have been considered. The results show that the frequency can be decreased. However, typically the bandwidth decreases.



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WHITTOW, W.G. and VARDAXOGLOU, J.C., 2009. Modifying conventional microwave antenna designs using fine scale structures and nanomaterials. IN: LAPC 2009, Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, Loughborough, UK, 16th-17th November. Loughborough : Loughborough University, pp. 749-752.


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