Metaphotonics, combining metamaterial (MM) and nanophotonic concepts, offers a unique platform for obtaining an unusual and/or advantageous electromagnetic response on a scale much less than the wavelength, although several practical applications are strongly hampered by the complexity of fabrication ofMMdevices and the intrinsic subwavelength inhomogeneous response of theMMcomposite. Recently, much research effort has been focused on the study of photonic devices for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), one of the cornerstone diagnostics techniques in life science. In the MRI context, we introduce the use of magnetic surface excitations (magnetic localized surface plasmons) supported by a negativemagnetic- permeability MM sphere that results in a significant local enhancement of the MRI signal-tonoise ratio. Using the Mie resonance theory, we show that an increase in the signal-to-noise ratio boost can be obtained by replacing the MM sphere with a homogeneous high-permittivity one of the same radius. Overcoming some of the main MM limiting factors,

Mimicking Localized Surface Plasmons via Mie Resonances to Enhance Magnetic-Resonance-Imaging Applications

Rizza, Carlo;Palange, Elia;Alecci, Marcello;Galante, Angelo
2020

Abstract

Metaphotonics, combining metamaterial (MM) and nanophotonic concepts, offers a unique platform for obtaining an unusual and/or advantageous electromagnetic response on a scale much less than the wavelength, although several practical applications are strongly hampered by the complexity of fabrication ofMMdevices and the intrinsic subwavelength inhomogeneous response of theMMcomposite. Recently, much research effort has been focused on the study of photonic devices for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), one of the cornerstone diagnostics techniques in life science. In the MRI context, we introduce the use of magnetic surface excitations (magnetic localized surface plasmons) supported by a negativemagnetic- permeability MM sphere that results in a significant local enhancement of the MRI signal-tonoise ratio. Using the Mie resonance theory, we show that an increase in the signal-to-noise ratio boost can be obtained by replacing the MM sphere with a homogeneous high-permittivity one of the same radius. Overcoming some of the main MM limiting factors,
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