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Tunable Graphene-based Metasurfaces for Multi-Wideband 6G Communications

Taghvaee, H.; Pitilakis, A.; Tsilipakos, O.; Tasolamprou, A. C.; Kantartzis, N. V.; Kafesaki, M.; Cabellos-Aparicio, A.; Alarcón, E.; Abadal, S.; Gradoni, G.

Authors

H. Taghvaee

A. Pitilakis

O. Tsilipakos

A. C. Tasolamprou

N. V. Kantartzis

M. Kafesaki

A. Cabellos-Aparicio

E. Alarcón

S. Abadal

G. Gradoni



Abstract

The next generation of wireless communications within the framework of 6G will be operational at the low THz frequency band. Although THz systems will dramatically enhance several performance indicators such as the data rate, spectral efficiency, and latency, exploiting such technology is challenging. Electromagnetic waves confront severe propagation losses including atmospheric attenuation and diffraction. Thus, such communications are limited to line-of-sight scenarios. In 5G networks, Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RISs) are introduced to solve this issue by redirecting the incident wave toward the receiver and implement virtual-line-of-sight communications. In this paper, we aim to employ this paradigm for 6G networks and design a graphene-based RIS optimized to perform at multiple low atmospheric attenuation channels. We investigate the performance of this multi-wideband design through numerical and analytical analysis.

Conference Name 2022 16th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, Metamaterials 2022
Conference Location Siena, Italy
Start Date Sep 12, 2022
End Date Sep 17, 2022
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2022
Online Publication Date Oct 31, 2022
Publication Date Sep 12, 2022
Deposit Date Feb 16, 2023
Publisher IEEE
Pages X434-X436
Book Title 2022 Sixteenth International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials)
ISBN 9781665465854
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/metamaterials54993.2022.9920752
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/14026143
Publisher URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9920752


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