Metamaterials applications will represent a multi-billion dollar market within the next decade with product advances in radar and lidar for autonomous vehicles, telecommunications antenna, 6G networks, coatings, vibration damping, wireless charging, noise prevention and more.
Metamaterials are artificially engineered structures with exceptional material properties (acoustic, electrical, magnetic, optical, etc.). They comprise arrays of resonators that manipulate electromagnetic waves or sound in ways not normally found in nature. Possessing customized dielectric properties and tunable responses they allow for excellent flexibility in a range of applications, their use enabling the manipulation of fields and waves at a subwavelength scale. Key applications include:
- sound insulation.
- radar imaging.
- optics (terahertz and infrared).
- coatings & films.
- lidar systems for self-driving cars.
- imaging and sensing.
- power transmission.
- energy harvesting.
- wireless charging.
- thermal management.
- superlenses for medical devices
- AR displays.
Report content include
- Current market analysis and future revenue forecasts, by metamaterial types, markets and region.
- Commercialization assessment from research to market.
- Market drivers, trends and challenges.
- Competitive landscape.
- In-depth opportunity assessment in markets including communications, sound insulation, antennas, sensors, solar coatings, displays, and medical imaging.
- Profiles of 61 companies including products, investments, partnerships. Companies profiled include Anywaves, Breylon, Echodyne, Inc., Evolv Technologies, Inc., Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc, Imagia, Kymeta Corporation, Lumotive, OPT Industries, Phononic Vibes srl, Metamaterial, Inc. and Metawave Corporation.
- Detailed application market forecasts through 2034.
- Regional revenues and demand analysis.
Table of Contents
3.2 Recent growth
3.3 Global market revenues, current and forecast
3.4 Regional analysis
3.5 Market opportunity assessment
3.6 Investment funding in metamaterials
3.7 Market and technology challenges
3.8 Industry developments 2020-2023
4.1.1 Electromagnetic metamaterials
220.127.116.11 Metasurface holograms
18.104.22.168 Invisibility cloaking and shielding
22.214.171.124 Flexible metasurfaces
126.96.36.199 Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS)
4.2 Types of metamaterials
4.2.1 Optical Metamaterials
188.8.131.52 Photonic metamaterials
184.108.40.206 Tunable metamaterials
220.127.116.11 Frequency selective surface (FSS) based metamaterials
18.104.22.168 Plasmonic metamaterials
22.214.171.124 Invisibility cloaks
126.96.36.199 Perfect absorbers
188.8.131.52 Optical nanocircuits
4.2.2 Electromagnetic metamaterials
184.108.40.206 Double negative (DNG) metamaterials
220.127.116.11 Single negative metamaterials
18.104.22.168 Electromagnetic bandgap metamaterials (EBG)
22.214.171.124 Bi-isotropic and bianisotropic metamaterials
126.96.36.199 Chiral metamaterials
188.8.131.52 Electromagnetic “Invisibility” cloak
4.2.3 Radio frequency (RF) metamaterials
184.108.40.206 RF metasurfaces
220.127.116.11 Frequency selective surfaces
18.104.22.168 Tunable RF metamaterials
22.214.171.124 RF antennas
126.96.36.199 Luneburg lens
188.8.131.52 RF filters
4.2.4 Terahertz metamaterials
184.108.40.206 THz metasurfaces
220.127.116.11 Quantum metamaterials
18.104.22.168 Graphene metamaterials
22.214.171.124 Flexible/wearable THz metamaterials
126.96.36.199 THz modulators
188.8.131.52 THz switches
184.108.40.206 THz absorbers
220.127.116.11 THz antennas
18.104.22.168 THz imaging components
4.2.5 Acoustic metamaterials
22.214.171.124 Sonic crystals
126.96.36.199 Acoustic metasurfaces
188.8.131.52 Locally resonant materials
184.108.40.206 Acoustic cloaks
220.127.116.11 Sonic one-way sheets
18.104.22.168 Acoustic diodes
22.214.171.124 Acoustic absorbers
4.2.6 Tunable Metamaterials
126.96.36.199 Tunable electromagnetic metamaterials
188.8.131.52 Tunable THz metamaterials
184.108.40.206 Tunable acoustic metamaterials
220.127.116.11 Tunable optical metamaterials
4.2.7 Nonlinear metamaterials
4.2.8 Self-Transforming Metamaterials
4.2.9 Quantum Metamaterials
4.2.10 Topological Metamaterials
4.2.11 Graphene in metamaterials applications
4.3 Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
5.2 SWOT analysis
5.3 Future market outlook
5.4 Global revenues for metamaterials, by market, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
5.4.1 By metamaterial type
5.4.2 By end use market
5.4.3 By region
5.5.1 Market drivers and trends
18.104.22.168 Sound insulation
22.214.171.124 Vibration dampers
5.5.3 Market assessment
5.5.4 Global revenues 2017-2034
5.6.1 Market drivers and trends
126.96.36.199 Wireless Networks
188.8.131.52 Fiber Optic Communications
184.108.40.206 Satellite Communications
220.127.116.11 Thermal management
5.6.3 Global revenues 2017-2034
5.7.1 Market drivers and trends
18.104.22.168 Radar and sensors
22.214.171.124 Autonomous vehicles
126.96.36.199 Anti-reflective plastics
5.7.3 Market assessment
5.7.4 Global revenues 2017-2034
5.8 AEROSPACE, DEFENCE & SECURITY
5.8.1 Market drivers and trends
188.8.131.52 Stealth technology
184.108.40.206 Optical sensors
220.127.116.11 Security screening
18.104.22.168 Windscreen films
22.214.171.124 Protective eyewear for pilots
126.96.36.199 Electromagnetic shielding
188.8.131.52 Thermal management
5.8.3 Market assessment
5.8.4 Global revenues 2017-2034
5.9 COATINGS AND FILMS
5.9.1 Market drivers and trends
184.108.40.206 Cooling films
220.127.116.11 Anti-reflection surfaces
18.104.22.168 Optical solar reflection coatings
5.9.3 Market assessment
5.9.4 Global revenues 2017-2034
5.10.1 Market drivers and trends
22.214.171.124 Solar-thermal absorber
5.10.3 Global revenues 2017-2034
5.11 MEDICAL IMAGING
5.11.1 Market drivers and trends
126.96.36.199 MRI imaging
5.11.3 Global revenues 2017-2034
5.12.1 Market drivers and trends
188.8.131.52 Holographic displays
184.108.40.206 Wearable displays
220.127.116.11 Multiview displays
18.104.22.168 Superlenses for cameras, smartphones and VR headsets
22.214.171.124 Stretchable displays
126.96.36.199 Soft materials
188.8.131.52 Anti-reflection coatings
Table 2. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, total, 2017-2034 (Millions USD), Conservative estimate
Table 3. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, by region, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 4. Market opportunity assessment matrix for metamaterials and metasurfaces applications
Table 5. Investment funding in metamaterials and metasurfaces companies
Table 6. Market and technology challenges in metamaterials and metasurfaces
Table 7. Metamaterials and metasurfaces industry developments 2020-2023
Table 8. Comparison of types of metamaterials-frequency ranges, key characteristics, and applications
Table 9. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Examples
Table 10. Global revenues for metamaterials, by metamaterial type, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 11. Global revenues for metamaterials, by market, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 12. Global revenues for metamaterials, by region, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 13. Metamaterials and metasurfaces in sound insulation-market drivers and trends
Table 14. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in acoustics
Table 15. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials in acoustics
Table 16. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in acoustics, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 17: Metamaterials and metasurfaces in electronics and communications-market drivers and trends
Table 18. Unmet need, metamaterial solution and markets
Table 19. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications
Table 20. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 21. Metamaterials and metasurfaces in the automotive sector-market drivers and trends
Table 22. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in automotive
Table 23. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in automotive
Table 24. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in automotive, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 25. Metamaterials and metasurfaces in aerospace, defence and security-market drivers and trends
Table 26. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in aerospace, defence & security
Table 27. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in aerospace, defence & security
Table 28. Global revenues for metamaterials in aerospace, defence & security, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 29. Metamaterials in coatings and films-market drivers and trends
Table 30. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films
Table 31. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films
Table 32. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 33: Metamaterials and metasurfaces in solar-market drivers and trends
Table 34. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in solar, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 35: Metamaterials and metasurfaces in medical imaging-drivers and trends
Table 36. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in medical imaging, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Table 37: Metamaterials and metasurfaces in touch screens and displays-drivers and trends
Figure 2. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, total, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 3. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, by market, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 4. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, by region, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 5. Metamaterials example structures
Figure 6. Metamaterial schematic versus conventional materials
Figure 7. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of several metalens antenna forms
Figure 8. Transparent and flexible metamaterial film developed by Sekishi Chemical
Figure 9. Electromagnetic metamaterial
Figure 10. Schematic of Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) structure
Figure 11. Schematic of chiral metamaterials
Figure 12. Terahertz metamaterials
Figure 13. Nonlinear metamaterials- 400-nm thick nonlinear mirror that reflects frequency-doubled output using input light intensity as small as that of a laser pointer
Figure 14. Properties and applications of graphene metamaterials
Figure 15. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for metamaterials and metasurfaces
Figure 16. SWOT analysis: metamaterials market
Figure 17. Global revenues for metamaterials, by metamaterial type, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 18. Global revenues for metamaterials, by market, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 19. Global revenues for metamaterials, by region, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 20. Prototype metamaterial device used in acoustic sound insulation
Figure 21. Metamaterials installed in HVAC sound insulation the Hotel Madera Hong Kong
Figure 22. Robotic metamaterial device for seismic-induced vibration mitigation
Figure 23. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in acoustics, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 24. Wireless charging technology prototype
Figure 25. Flat-panel satellite antenna (top) and antenna mounted on a vehicle (bottom)
Figure 26. META Transparent Window Film
Figure 27. Radi-cool metamaterial film
Figure 28. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 29. Metamaterials in automotive applications
Figure 30. Lumotive advanced beam steering concept
Figure 31. Illustration of EchoDrive operation
Figure 32. Anti-reflective metamaterials plastic
Figure 33. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in automotive, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 34. Metamaterials invisibility cloak for microwave frequencies
Figure 35. Metamaterials radar antenna
Figure 36. Metamaterials radar array
Figure 37. Evolv Edge visitor screening solution
Figure 38. Lightweight metamaterial microlattice
Figure 39. metaAIR eyewear
Figure 40. Global revenues for metamaterials in aerospace, defence & security, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 41. Schematic of dry-cooling technology
Figure 42. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 43. Metamaterial solar coating
Figure 44. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in solar, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 45. A patient in MRI scan modified by metasurface
Figure 46. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in medical imaging, 2017-2034 (Millions USD)
Figure 47. Stretchable hologram
Figure 48. Design concepts of soft mechanical metamaterials with large negative swelling ratios and tunable stress-strain curves
Figure 49. Anywaves antenna products. CubeSat S-band antenna, CubeSat X-band antenna and UAV cellular antenna
Figure 50. Brelyon monitor
Figure 51. RadarZero
Figure 52. Schematic of MESA System
Figure 53. EchoGuard Radar System
Figure 54. Edgehog Advanced Technologies Omnidirectional anti-reflective coating
Figure 55. Emrod architecture. 1. A transmitting antenna. 2. A relay that is essentially lossless, doesn’t require any power, and acts as a lens refocusing the beam extending the travel range. 3. A rectenna that receives and rectifies the beam back to electricity. Metamaterials allow converting wireless energy back into electricity efficiently
Figure 56. Commercial application of Emrod technology
Figure 57. Evolv Edge screening system
Figure 58. FM/R technology
Figure 59. Metablade antenna
Figure 60. MTenna flat panel antenna
Figure 61. Kymeta u8 antenna installed on a vehicle
Figure 62. LIDAR system for autonomous vehicles
Figure 63. Metamaterials film
Figure 64. Metaboard wireless charger
Figure 65. Orion dot pattern projector
Figure 66. A 12-inch wafer made using standard semiconductor processes contains thousands of metasurface optics
Figure 67. metaAIR
Figure 68. Nissan acoustic metamaterial
Figure 69. Metamaterial structure used to control thermal emission
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- Acoustic Metamaterials Group Ltd.
- Alphacore, Inc.
- BlueHalo LLC
- Droneshield Limited
- Echodyne, Inc.
- Edgehog Advanced Technologies
- Evolv Technologies, Inc.
- EM Infinity
- Face® Companies
- Filled Void Materials (FVMat) LTD
- Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc.
- H-Chip Technology Group
- HyMet Thermal Interfaces SIA
- Imuzak Co., Ltd.
- Kuang-Chi Technologies Co. Ltd.
- Kymeta Corporation
- Magment AG
- Metaboards Limited
- Metafold 3D
- Metalenz, Inc.
- Metamagnetics, Inc.
- MetaShield LLC
- Metavoxel Technologies
- Metawave Corporation
- Multiwave Imaging
- Nanohmics Inc.
- Neurophos LLC
- NIL Technology
- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
- NKT Photonics A/S
- Notch, Inc.
- OPT Industries
- Phoebus Optoelectronics LLC
- Phononic Vibes srl
- Pixie Dust Technologies, Inc.
- Pivotal Commware, INc.
- Plasmonics, Inc.
- Protemics GmbH
- Radi-Cool, Inc.
- SI2 Technologies
- SMENA Catalysis AB
- Sonobex Ltd.
- SoundBounce by Lios
- Specom Oy
- Teraview Limited
- Tunoptix, Inc.
- Vadient Optics