META 2021, META'12

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Study and analysis of an electric Z-shaped meta-atom
Abdallah Dhouibi, Shah Nawaz Burokur, André de Lustrac, Alain Priou

Last modified: 2012-01-06


A printed Z-shaped electric meta-atom is presented as an alternative design to the conventional electric-LC (ELC) resonator. We redesign the ELC resonator pattern to get a compact and a low cost electric resonator exhibiting a strong electric response. Our approach consists in redressing the resonator shape to accommodate higher inductance and therefore leading to a lower resonance frequency without being limited by fabrication tolerances. Simulation and measurement results show that the Z meta-atom exhibits an electric response to normally incident radiation and can be used very effectively in producing materials with negative permittivity.


metamaterial; negative permittivity; microwaves