Epsilon-Near-Zero nanoantennas

L. La Spada

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In this paper the design of Epsilon Near Zero (ENZ) antennas, working in the infrared and optical regime, is presented. Two different structures are considered: the classical PEC antenna and the dielectric dipole covered by ENZ material antenna. The main crucial aspect concerning this paper is the possibility to reproduce the same behavior of a classical half-wavelength dipole also for shorter dimensions. The electromagnetic behavior of the structure (in terms of radiation efficiency, gain and bandwidth) becomes independent from its geometry. The proposed structure offers great potential in a wide variety of practical application fields such as detection and sensing, communications applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBODYNETS 2014 - 9th International Conference on Body Area Networks
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781631900471
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Body Area Networks - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Sept 20141 Oct 2014


Conference9th International Conference on Body Area Networks
Abbreviated titleBODYNETS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Antennas
  • Epsilon-near-zero
  • Sensing
  • Telecommunications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications


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