Sensitive Metamaterial Sensor for Distinction of Authentic and Inauthentic Fuel Samples

Tumkaya, Mehmet Ali
Dincer, Furkan
Sabah, Cumali
A metamaterial-based sensor has been realized to distinguish authentic and inauthentic fuel samples in the microwave frequency regime. Unlike the many studies in literature on metamaterial-based sensor applications, this study focuses on a compact metamaterial-based sensor operating in the X-band frequency range. Firstly, electromagnetic properties of authentic and inauthentic fuel samples were obtained experimentally in a laboratory environment. Secondly, these experimental results were used to design and create a highly efficient metamaterial-based sensor with easy fabrication characteristics and simple design structure. The experimental results for the sensor were in good agreement with the numerical ones. The proposed sensor offers a more efficient design and can be used to detect fuel and multiple other liquids in various application fields from medical to military areas in several frequency regimes.


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M. A. Tumkaya, F. Dincer, M. KARAASLAN, and C. Sabah, “Sensitive Metamaterial Sensor for Distinction of Authentic and Inauthentic Fuel Samples,” JOURNAL OF ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, pp. 4955–4962, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: