UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


New book by Dr Arni McKinley : Loop Antennas & Nano-scaled Rings From Radio to Optical Frequencies

2 May 2019

Dr McKinley's new book published by Springer covers the mathematical theory of Loop Antennas and Nano-scaled rings.

Arni McKinley and book cover


Tim Bodley-Scott | t.bodley-scott@ucl.ac.uk

Antennas | Loop Anteenas | Nano-scaled rings

Teaching Fellow Dr Arni McKinley's new book will interest antenna researchers and students. It develops the analytical theory of perfectly conducting and lossy metal, circular, round-wire loop antennas and nano-scaled rings from the radio frequency (RF) regime through infrared and the optical region. It is based on an antenna theory perspective and is the first time that all of the historical material found in the literature has appeared in one place. It also includes new material that has not yet been published. The book derives the input impedance, resonances and anti-resonances, the RLC circuit model representation, and radiation patterns not only of closed loops and rings, but also of loops and rings loaded randomly and multiply with resistive and reactive impedances. The book ends with a brief look at polygonal loops, two dimensional arrays of nano-rings, and Yagi-Uda arrays.


About the Author

Dr. McKinley received his PhD in Engineering from the Australian National University, where he worked in the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems. Dr. McKinley also holds two Master's degrees from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and in Engineering Economic Systems. His interests focus on the use of these rings for solar cells, for meta-materials, and for terahertz (THz) communications. Dr. McKinley is a Teaching Fellow in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department at University College London, where he is developing courses in Renewable Energy Systems and continues his research into the theory and application of loop antennas and nano-scaled rings.


For more information visit the publishers website.