From flowers and square waves, to antennas and metamaterials

29 November 2017
14:00 - 14:30

From flowers and square waves, to antennas and metamaterials

There’s a deep connection between natural shapes, scientific phenomena and applications in technology. As a generalization of the Pythagorean theorem, Gielis transformations provide one such link. They allow for the description of a wide range of natural and abstract shapes, including regular polygons and square waves. The transformations have been used widely in scientific and technological research, including nanotechnology, antennas and waveguides. The Antenna Company develops antennas of various classes and antenna systems based on these transformations. The use of Gielis shapes in periodical structures leads to metamaterial behaviour.

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