Multiband absorber design and optimization with Lorenz chaotic attractor


Physica Scripta, vol.98, no.11, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1402-4896/ad008e
  • Journal Name: Physica Scripta
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Compendex, INSPEC, zbMATH
  • Keywords: chaotic attractor, excellent absorber, lorenz attractor, metamaterial
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Metamaterials are artificial materials that don’t come from nature and have unusual electromagnetic properties. It has applications in many fields such as medical, image processing, signal absorption, invisibility cloak, sensor, and antenna. In this study, signal absorption of metamaterials was discussed and a simulation study was carried out. The most important difference of the proposed structure is that the pattern obtained from the Lorenz chaotic attractor was used in the resonator’s design, unlike the geometric shaped works. The chaos pattern consists of units that have both random shapes and sizes. Chaos can be defined as the order of disorder, which is extremely sensitive to initial conditions and has a broad power spectrum like noise. In addition, this study aims to contribute to the science of chaos. The resonator structure used in the proposed structure showed similar results with the studies in the literature. Rogers RT5870 material was used as substrate in the design. The proposed design is an eight-band structure with excellent signal absorption, partially insensitive to polarization and angle of incidence. The results show that the proposed design absorbs signals in the infrared region of the spectrum at 14.24, 15.44, 19.72, 21.04, 33.92, 35.16, 36.44 and 38.79 THz. Near-perfect signal absorption at the indicated frequencies is 97.98%, 98.73%, 99.85%, 92.03%, 95.62%, 92.56%, 96.21% and 97.09%, respectively. The proposed design includes heat sensor and thermal imaging etc can be used in application areas.