Field enhancement in hydrogen storage by periodic layered structures

Hamouche, Houria, Shabat, Mohammed and Zoppi, Guillaume (2022) Field enhancement in hydrogen storage by periodic layered structures. Surfaces and Interfaces, 32. p. 102085. ISSN 2468-0230

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This paper investigates, through the field enhancement factor, the increase of hydrogen adsorption around the interface between a layer of hydrogen and a periodic layered structure under different incidence angles of an applied transverse magnetic polarized electromagnetic field. This periodic layered structure is composed of n-binary unit cells based on alternating a thin layer of gold with a thin layer of a metamaterial with equal negative relative permittivity while the relative permeability of the first and the second material's unit cell is considered equal to 1 and -1, respectively. We apply the effective medium theory to replace this layered structure with a single slab of a homogeneous material with an effective permittivity tensor and an effective permeability tensor. We use the Transfer Matrix Method to analyze the reflectivity spectra at the hydrogen/slab interface for adjustable layers’ thicknesses and then we derive the field enhancement factor. We obtain a significant increase of the field enhancement factor of the structure in comparison with the field enhancement factor around the interface between a layer of hydrogen and a structure composed of one gold layer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Periodic, Metamaterial, Reflectivity, Field enhancement factor, Effective medium theory, Transfer matrix method
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2022 10:46
Last Modified: 30 May 2023 08:00

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