Metamaterial biosensor for cancer detection

Luigi La Spada, Filiberto Bilotti, Lucio Vegni

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In this study a low-cost, compact, and high-performing metamaterial-based biosensor operating in the GHz regime is presented. The sensor is designed to detect the presence of a tumor by means of permittivity and absorption measurements. A shift in the position of the sensor response and in the amplitude width is related to the different permittivity and absorption values of the malignant and normal tissues, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Sensors 2011 Conference, SENSORS 2011
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9289-3, 9781424492886
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9290-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Sensors Conference 2011 - University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Duration: 28 Oct 201131 Oct 2011
Conference number: 10


ConferenceIEEE Sensors Conference 2011
Internet address

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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