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A universal design to realize a tunable perfect absorber from infrared to microwaves

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, September 2016
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Title
A universal design to realize a tunable perfect absorber from infrared to microwaves
Published in
Scientific Reports, September 2016
DOI 10.1038/srep32589
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Authors

Rafik Smaali, Fatima Omeis, Antoine Moreau, Thierry Taliercio, Emmanuel Centeno

Abstract

We propose a design for an universal absorber, characterized by a resonance frequency that can be tuned from visible to microwave frequencies independently of the choice of the metal and the dielectrics involved. An almost perfect absorption up to 99.8% is demonstrated at resonance for all polarization states of light and for a very wide angular aperture. These properties originate from a magnetic Fabry-Perot mode that is confined in a dielectric spacer of λ/100 thickness by a metamaterial layer and a mirror. An extraordinary large funneling through nano-slits explains how light can be trapped in the structure. Simple scaling laws can be used as a recipe to design ultra-thin perfect absorbers whatever the materials and the desired resonance wavelength, making our design truly universal.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 47 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 19%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Master 6 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 8%
Other 10 21%
Unknown 7 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 17 35%
Physics and Astronomy 15 31%
Materials Science 4 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 2%
Chemistry 1 2%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 8 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2016.
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#4,222,919
of 8,372,629 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#19,610
of 37,053 outputs
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#128,174
of 252,830 outputs
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#1,741
of 3,272 outputs
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