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Double Negative Left-Handed Metamaterials for Miniaturization of Rectangular Microstrip Antenna

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ABSTRACT

In this paper, I have explored a significant concept for the miniaturization of microstrip patch antenna configuration by using the double negative (DNG) left-handed Metamaterials, which have dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability both negative, simultaneously. It is achieved through the concept of phase-compensation by thin slab consist of the double positive (DPS) material, which have dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability both positive, simultaneously and DNG metamaterials as a substrate of the microstrip patch antenna. By combining the DNG metamaterial slab with the slab made of DPS materials form a cavity resonator whose dispersion relation is independent of the sum of thickness of the slabs filling this cavity but it depends on the ratio of their thicknesses. This cavity constitutes by DPS and DNG material is used as substrate of the microstrip antennas and the DNG material slab is behave as phase compensator.

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G. Singh, "Double Negative Left-Handed Metamaterials for Miniaturization of Rectangular Microstrip Antenna," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 6, 2010, pp. 347-351. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2010.26044.

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