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A Wearable Microwave Meta-Skin with Tunable Frequency and Cloaking Effects
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For Information, Contact:
Jay Bjerke
Commercialization Manager, Engineering
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
6/3/2016
ISURF #
4488
Summary:
Electromagnetic applications, such as frequency tuning, shielding, and scattering suppression

Development Stage:
Description:
The device is a flexible and stretchable metamaterial-based “skin” or meta-skin with tunable frequency selective and cloaking effects in microwave frequency regime. The meta-skin is composed of an array of liquid metallic split ring resonators (SRRs) embedded in a stretchable elastomer. When stretched, the meta-skin performs as a tunable frequency selective surface with a wide resonance frequency tuning range. When wrapped around a curved dielectric material, the meta-skin functions as a flexible “cloaking” surface to significantly suppress scattering from the surface of the dielectric material along different directions. This meta-skin technology will benefit many electromagnetic applications, such as frequency tuning, shielding, and scattering suppression.

Advantage:
• Numerous potential applications
• Tunable to accommodate various frequencies
• Cost effective
Application:
Flexible circuit production

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