Metamaterial-based graphene thermal emitter
Tsinghua University Press / Springer Verlag
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A thermal emitter composed of a frequency-selective surface metamaterial layer and a hexagonal boron nitride-encapsulated graphene filament is demonstrated. The broadband thermal emission of the metamaterial (consisting of ring resonators) was tailored into two discrete bands, and the measured reflection and emission spectra agreed well with the simulation results. The high modulation frequencies that can be obtained in these devices, coupled with their operation in air, confirm their feasibility for use in applications such as gas sensing.
C.S., I.J.L. and G.R.N. acknowledge financial support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) of the United Kingdom via the Centre for Doctoral Training in Electromagnetic Metamaterials (No. EP/L015331/1). G.R.N. also acknowledges the support of EPSRC via a Fellowship in Frontier Manufacturing (No. EP/J018651/1).
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Published online 6 December 2017