Metatronics (MTX) was introduced by Nader Engheta in 2007 as a new concept that unifies the fields of electronics and photonics, introducing “circuit elements” for light, in analogy with circuit elements used in electronics: capacitors, inductors, transistors, etc. Thanks to the recent advancements in metamaterial technology, the concept of MTX can be further extended, considering the current technological achievements allowing material properties to be dynamically controllable in both space and time. This would open a multitude of new applications and scientific explorations. In this contribution, we briefly review the MTX concept, present its extension within the H2020 NANOARCHITECTRONICS project, discuss about the impact that MTX will have on European technology and competitiveness, and identify the current centers of excellence in Europe.
Bilotti, F., Ramaccia, D., Tretyakov, S., Simovski, C., Massa, A., Oliveri, G., et al. (2018). Metatronics concept and its extension within the H2020 NanoArchitectronics project: Definition and potential impact. In 2018 12th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena, METAMATERIALS 2018.