Electromagnetic energy harvesting and density sensor application based on perfect metamaterial absorber

Bakir M., Karaaslan M., Dincer F., Akgol O., Sabah C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, vol.30, no.20, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 20
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0217979216501332
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Energy harvesting, density sensor, perfect metamaterial absorber, POLARIZATION, DESIGN, MULTIBAND
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


The proposed study presents an electromagnetic (EM) energy harvesting and density sensor application based on a perfect metamaterial absorber (MA) in microwave frequency regime. In order to verify the absorption behavior of the structure, its absorption behavior is experimentally tested along with the energy harvesting and sensing abilities. The absorption value is experimentally found 0.9 at the resonance frequency of 4.75 GHz. In order to harvest the EM energy, chips resistors are used. In addition, the suggested model is analyzed for its dependency on polarization angles. The results show that the perfect MA can be easily and efficiently used for EM energy harvesting applications. Moreover, as an additional feature of the model, we also realized a density sensor application. It can be seen that this structure can be used as a multi-functional device and configured for many other sensing applications.