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Metamaterials - History, Current State, Applications, and Perspectives

Aleksey Kuznetsov

Federico Santa María Technical University

Dr. Kuznetsov is a computational chemist in the areas of the computational design of novel complexes of porphyrins and studies of various compounds with pharmacological and anticorrosive applications. He was the co-author of the all-metal aromaticity discovery. Dr. Kuznetsov is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Chilean Chemical Society. He has authored 66 journal papers, 5 book chapters, and edited 2 books.


Quantum Metamaterials Appearance of Metamaterials Metamaterials Design Photonic Metamaterials Photonic Crystals Nonlinear Metamaterials Meta-Dimer Metamaterials Tunable Metamaterials Tuning Strategies Plasmonic Metamaterials Graphene Plasmonics Superlattices

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Metamaterials (the name originating from the Greek word μετά (meta) = "beyond" and the Latin word materia = "matter" or "material") are the class of materials designed to possess various properties not found in naturally occurring materials. Metamaterials are constructed from assemblies of multiple elements designed from versatile composite materials. These assemblies are usually arranged in repeating patterns, which have dimension scales smaller than the wavelengths of the phenomena these materials are designed to influence.
The properties of metamaterials are designed not from the properties of their base materials, but rather from the metamaterial's newly designed structures. The precise shapes, geometries, sizes, orientations, and arrangements of metamaterial composing elements render metamaterials versatile ‘smart’ properties related to manipulating electromagnetic waves, by blocking, absorbing, enhancing, or bending waves of specific wavelengths. This allows achieving benefits extending far beyond what could be achieved by employing conventional materials.
Metamaterials have broad and diverse potential applications including optical filters, medical devices, remote aerospace devices and materials, sensors, infrastructure monitoring, highly effective management of solar power, high-frequency battlefield communication, lenses for high-gain antennas, shielding structures to prevent earthquake damage, acoustic materials, etc. Metamaterial research area is highly interdisciplinary: it involves electrical engineering, electromagnetics, classical optics, studies in the solid-state physics field, antenna engineering, optoelectronics, material science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, semiconductor design, and even can involve computational chemistry.

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Aleksey Kuznetsov

Federico Santa María Technical University

Dr. Aleksey Kuznetsov obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Utah State University, the USA. He graduated after 3 years of doctorate studies with a specialization in Computational/Theoretical Chemistry. Since graduation, he has been researching various subareas of this field, and in 2019, after several postdoctoral and visiting professor positions in Germany, the USA, and Brazil, Dr. Kuznetsov acquired a permanent faculty position at the Department of Chemistry, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, in Santiago, Chile, where he has been working on the computational design of various complexes of porphyrins, including core-modified porphyrins, with nanoparticles, fullerenes, and graphenes, along with computational studies of various transition metal complexes, organic compounds with potential pharmacological applications, metal-fullerene complexes, compounds with anticorrosive properties, etc.

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