Superbackscattering nanoparticle architectures

Inigo Liberal, Inigo Ederra, Ramon Gonzalo, Richard W Ziolkowski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Any spectroscopy, communication, remote sensing, manipulation and/or imaging system composed of an individual emitter/receiver device is ultimately based on a backscattering measurement. Therefore, nanoantennas and nanoparticle architectures with exceptionally large backscattering cross-sections are of general interest for a wide range of technological applications. Naturally, superbackscattering nanoantennas must be understood as scatterers/obstacles in regards to electromagnetic fields and, therefore, their design must inevitably differ from the design of conventional antenna/radiators. In essence, nanoantennas must not only re-radiate (scatter) the incident field along a desired direction, but they must also extract the energy from it via destructive interference. The intrinsically different physics of this process is inevitably associated with a new set of design strategies and fundamental limitations yet to be discovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781479978175
StatePublished - Oct 21 2015
EventUSNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 24 2015


OtherUSNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium), USNC-URSI 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication


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