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Effect of Position Randomness on Absorption Bandwidth of Disordered Metamaterial Absorbers
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
In this work, absorption properties of spatially disordered metamaterials are analysed using numerical simulations. For this purpose, position randomness is introduced in a supercell, which transforms a periodic metamaterial structure into a random metamaterial structure, where the constituent resonators are interacting with each other. It is demonstrated that the disorder can be used to enhance the absorption bandwidth. This enhancement is obtained due to the coupling among the nearby resonators, which results in broadening of collective resonance. The proposed disordered metamaterial absorbers also exhibit polarisation-insensitivity and have wide-band absorption for both normal and oblique incidences, which makes them a promising candidate for a variety of applications. © 2018 IEEE.