The Global Market for Metamaterials and Metasurfaces 2022-2032

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Published March 2022 | 142 pages, 61 figures, 36 tables | Table of contents

Metamaterials is a fast-developing area and will become 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.

Initial R&D in metamaterials has focused on cloaking and light manipulation, but the last few years has seen applications development in:

  • telecommunications
  • acoustics
  • sound insulation
  • sensors
  • radar imaging
  • optics (terahertz and infrared)
  • coatings & films
  • lidar systems for self-driving cars
  • medical imaging.

 

They are key materials for improving the performance and coverage of high-speed, 5G and future 6G networks. Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) based on metamaterials for coating objects in the environment, such as walls, ceilings, mirrors and appliances,  will operate as reconfigurable reflectors or transceivers for massive access when equipped with active radio-frequency (RF) elements. The reconfigurable surfaces would be able to provide more capacity to a user then they need it, with controlled energy consumption and circumscribed EMF to avoid interference from unconnected devices and to minimize their impact on the people around them.

There are now over 35 metamaterials product developers worldwide, who have received >$40 million in recent investment as the metamaterials market picks up again after a sluggish few years. Nissan is incorporating acoustic metamaterials in the 2022 launched ARIYA SUV for lightweight sound absorption. 

Report contents include:

  • Description of the global metamaterials and metasurfaces market in 2021.
  • Global revenue estimates to 2032, by markets.
  • Stage of commercialization for metamaterials applications, from basic research to market entry., 
  • Market drivers, trends and challenges, by end user markets.
  • Metamaterials and metasurfaces roadmap. 
  • Competitive landscape.
  • In-depth market assessment of opportunities for metamaterials in sound insulation, vibration damping, antennas, thermal management, wireless charging, transport communications, radar, sensors, autonomous vehicles, anti-reflective plastics, security screening, EMI, anti-reflection coatings, solar coatings, displays, soft materials and medical imaging.
  • In-depth profiles of 44 companies, including products, investments, partnerships and commercial activities. Companies profiled include Anywaves, Echodyne, Inc., Evolv Technologies, Inc., Fractal Antenna Systems, Inc, Kymeta Corporation, Lumotive, OPT Industries, Phononic Vibes srl, Metamaterial, Inc. and Metawave Corporation.
  • Detailed forecasts for key growth areas, opportunities and user demand.
  • Revenues and activities by region.
  • Markets targeted, by product developers and end users.

 

1              INTRODUCTION 15

  • 1.1          Aims and objectives of the study               15

 

2              RESEARCH METHODOLOGY         16

 

3              EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   17

  • 3.1          Historical metamaterials market                17
  • 3.2          Recent growth  17
  • 3.3          Global market revenues, current and forecast     18
  • 3.4          Regional analysis              21
  • 3.5          Market opportunity assessment 22
  • 3.6          Investment funding in metamaterials      26
  • 3.7          Market and technology challenges           26
  • 3.8          Industry developments 2020-2022            27

 

4              METAMATERIALS OVERVIEW      29

  • 4.1          What are metamaterials?             29
    • 4.1.1      Electromagnetic metamaterials 29
    • 4.1.2      Metasurfaces    30
      • 4.1.2.1   Meta-Lens          31
      • 4.1.2.2   Metasurface holograms 32
      • 4.1.2.3   Invisibility cloaking and shielding               33
      • 4.1.2.4   Flexible metasurfaces    33
      • 4.1.2.5   Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) 34
  • 4.2          Types of metamaterials 34
    • 4.2.1      Electromagnetic metamaterials 35
      • 4.2.1.1   Double negative (DNG) metamaterials   35
      • 4.2.1.2   Single negative metamaterials   35
      • 4.2.1.3   Electromagnetic bandgap metamaterials (EBG)  36
      • 4.2.1.4   Bi-isotropic and bianisotropic metamaterials       36
      • 4.2.1.5   Chiral metamaterials      36
    • 4.2.2      Terahertz metamaterials              37
    • 4.2.3      Photonic metamaterials 38
    • 4.2.4      Tunable metamaterials  38
    • 4.2.5      Frequency selective surface (FSS) based metamaterials  39
    • 4.2.6      Nonlinear metamaterials              39
    • 4.2.7      Acoustic metamaterials 40
    • 4.2.8      Graphene in metamaterials applications 40
  • 4.3          Technology Readiness Level (TRL)             42

 

5              MARKETS AND APPLICATIONS FOR METAMATERIALS       44

  • 5.1          Global revenues for metamaterials, by market, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).             44
  • 5.2          ACOUSTICS         47
    • 5.2.1      Market drivers and trends            47
    • 5.2.2      Applications       48
      • 5.2.2.1   Sound insulation               48
      • 5.2.2.2   Vibration dampeners     49
    • 5.2.3      Market assessment, growth prospects and revenue estimates     50
      • 5.2.3.1   Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in acoustics, 2017-2032        51
  • 5.3          COMMUNICATIONS        53
    • 5.3.1      Market drivers and trends            53
    • 5.3.2      Applications       53
      • 5.3.2.1   Antennas            53
      • 5.3.2.2   5G and 6G Metasurfaces for Wireless Communications   55
      • 5.3.2.3   Thermal management   56
      • 5.3.2.4   Wireless charging             57
    • 5.3.3      Market assessment, growth prospects and revenue estimates     57
      • 5.3.3.1   Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications, 2017-2032         59
  • 5.4          AUTOMOTIVE   61
    • 5.4.1      Market drivers and trends            61
    • 5.4.2      Applications       61
      • 5.4.2.1   Radar and sensors           61
      • 5.4.2.2   Autonomous vehicles    63
      • 5.4.2.3   Anti-reflective plastics   63
    • 5.4.3      Market assessment, growth prospects and revenue estimates     64
      • 5.4.3.1   Global revenues for metamaterials in automotive, 2017-2032       65
  • 5.5          AEROSPACE, DEFENCE & SECURITY           67
    • 5.5.1      Market drivers and trends            67
    • 5.5.2      Applications       67
      • 5.5.2.1   Stealth technology          67
      • 5.5.2.2   Radar    68
      • 5.5.2.3   Optical sensors 69
      • 5.5.2.4   Security screening           70
      • 5.5.2.5   Composites        70
      • 5.5.2.6   Windscreen films             71
      • 5.5.2.7   Protective eyewear for pilots      72
      • 5.5.2.8   Electromagnetic shielding             72
      • 5.5.2.9   Thermal management   72
    • 5.5.3      Market assessment, growth prospects and revenue estimates     72
      • 5.5.3.1   Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in aerospace, defence and security 2017-2032           74
  • 5.6          COATINGS AND FILMS   76
    • 5.6.1      Market drivers and trends            76
    • 5.6.2      Applications       76
      • 5.6.2.1   Cooling films      76
      • 5.6.2.2   Anti-reflection surfaces 77
      • 5.6.2.3   Optical solar reflection coatings 77
    • 5.6.3      Market assessment, growth prospects and revenue estimates     77
      • 5.6.3.1   Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films, 2017-2032      79
  • 5.7          SOLAR   81
    • 5.7.1      Market drivers and trends            81
    • 5.7.2      Applications       81
      • 5.7.2.1   Solar-thermal absorber 81
      • 5.7.2.2   Coatings               81
    • 5.7.3      Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in solar, 2017-2032                82
  • 5.8          MEDICAL IMAGING         84
    • 5.8.1      Market drivers and trends            84
    • 5.8.2      Applications       84
      • 5.8.2.1   Radiation detectors        84
    • 5.8.3      Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in medical imaging, 2017-2032         85
  • 5.9          TOUCH SCREENS AND DISPLAYS 87
    • 5.9.1      Market drivers and trends            87
    • 5.9.2      Applications       87
      • 5.9.2.1   Stretchable displays        87
      • 5.9.2.2   Soft materials    88

 

6              COMPANY PROFILES       91

 

7              MAIN METAMATERIALS RESEARCH CENTRES AND GROUPS           136

 

8              REFERENCES       137

 

List of Tables

  • Table 1. Market summary for metamaterials.      18
  • Table 2. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, total, 2017-2032 (Millions USD), Conservative estimate.                19
  • Table 3. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, by region, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).          22
  • Table 4. Market opportunity assessment matrix for metamaterials and metasurfaces applications.             24
  • Table 5. Investment funding in metamaterials and metasurfaces companies.        26
  • Table 6. Market and technology challenges in metamaterials and metasurfaces. 26
  • Table 7. Metamaterials and metasurfaces industry developments 2020-2021.       27
  • Table 8. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Examples.       43
  • Table 9. Global revenues for metamaterials, by market, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).             45
  • Table 10. Metamaterials and metasurfaces in sound insulation-market drivers and trends.             47
  • Table 11. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in acoustics.   50
  • Table 12. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials in acoustics.               51
  • Table 13. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in acoustics, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).    52
  • Table 14: Metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications-market drivers and trends.             53
  • Table 15. Unmet need, metamaterial solution and markets.          54
  • Table 16. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications.    57
  • Table 17. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications.           58
  • Table 18. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).     59
  • Table 19. Metamaterials and metasurfaces in the automotive sector-market drivers and trends.  61
  • Table 20. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in automotive.              64
  • Table 21. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in automotive.     64
  • Table 22. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in automotive, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).               66
  • Table 23. Metamaterials and metasurfaces in aerospace, defence and security-market drivers and trends.              67
  • Table 24. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in aerospace, defence & security.         72
  • Table 25. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in aerospace, defence & security. 73
  • Table 26. Global revenues for metamaterials in aerospace, defence & security, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).               75
  • Table 27. Metamaterials in coatings and films-market drivers and trends.               76
  • Table 28. Market assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films. 77
  • Table 29. Market opportunity assessment for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films.         78
  • Table 30. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).  79
  • Table 31: Metamaterials and metasurfaces in solar-market drivers and trends.    81
  • Table 32. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in solar, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).             83
  • Table 33: Metamaterials and metasurfaces in medical imaging-drivers and trends.             84
  • Table 34. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in medical imaging, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).      85
  • Table 35: Metamaterials and metasurfaces in touch screens and displays-drivers and trends.        87
  • Table 36. Main metamaterials research centres and groups.         136

 

List of Figures

  • Figure 1. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, total, 2017-2032 (Millions USD). 19
  • Figure 2. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, by market, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).       20
  • Figure 3. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces, by region, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).        21
  • Figure 4. Metamaterials example structures.       29
  • Figure 5. Metamaterial schematic versus conventional materials.               30
  • Figure 6. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of several metalens antenna forms.              32
  • Figure 7. Transparent and flexible metamaterial film developed by Sekishi Chemical.         34
  • Figure 8. Electromagnetic metamaterial.               35
  • Figure 9. Schematic of Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) structure.             36
  • Figure 10. Schematic of chiral metamaterials.      37
  • Figure 11. Terahertz metamaterials.        38
  • Figure 12. Nonlinear metamaterials- 400-nm thick nonlinear mirror that reflects frequency-doubled output using input light intensity as small as that of a laser pointer. 40
  • Figure 13. Properties and applications of graphene metamaterials.           41
  • Figure 14. Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for metamaterials and metasurfaces.             44
  • Figure 15. Global revenues for metamaterials, by market, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).         46
  • Figure 16. Prototype metamaterial device used in acoustic sound insulation.         48
  • Figure 17. Metamaterials installed in HVAC sound insulation the Hotel Madera Hong Kong.            49
  • Figure 18. Robotic metamaterial device for seismic-induced vibration mitigation. 50
  • Figure 19. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in acoustics, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).  51
  • Figure 20. Flat-panel satellite antenna (top) and antenna mounted on a vehicle (bottom).              55
  • Figure 21. META Transparent Window Film.         56
  • Figure 22. Wireless charging technology prototype.          57
  • Figure 23. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in communications, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).    59
  • Figure 24. Metamaterials in automotive applications.      62
  • Figure 25. Lumotive advanced beam steering concept.    62
  • Figure 26. Illustration of EchoDrive operation.     63
  • Figure 27. Anti-reflective metamaterials plastic. 64
  • Figure 28. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in automotive, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).              65
  • Figure 29. Metamaterials invisibility cloak for microwave frequencies.     68
  • Figure 30. Metamaterials radar antenna.               69
  • Figure 31. Metamaterials radar array.     69
  • Figure 32. Evolv Edge visitor screening solution. 70
  • Figure 33.  Lightweight metamaterial microlattice.            71
  • Figure 34. metaAIR eyewear.      72
  • Figure 35. Global revenues for metamaterials in aerospace, defence & security, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).             75
  • Figure 36. Schematic of dry-cooling technology. 77
  • Figure 37. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in coatings and films, 2017-2032 (Millions USD). 79
  • Figure 38. Metamaterial solar coating.    82
  • Figure 39. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in solar, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).           82
  • Figure 40. A patient in MRI scan modified by metasurface.            84
  • Figure 41. Global revenues for metamaterials and metasurfaces in medical imaging, 2017-2032 (Millions USD).    85
  • Figure 42. Stretchable hologram.              88
  • Figure 43. Design concepts of soft mechanical metamaterials with large negative swelling ratios and tunable stress-strain curves.     89
  • Figure 44. Anywaves antenna products. CubeSat S-band antenna, CubeSat X-band antenna and UAV cellular antenna.                93
  • Figure 45. RadarZero.     95
  • Figure 46. Schematic of MESA System.   96
  • Figure 47. EchoGuard Radar System.       97
  • Figure 48. Emrod architecture.   98
  • Figure 49. Commercial application of Emrod technology. 99
  • Figure 50. Evolv Edge screening system. 100
  • Figure 51. FM/R technology.       103
  • Figure 52. Metablade antenna.  104
  • Figure 53. MTenna flat panel antenna.   107
  • Figure 54. Kymeta u8 antenna installed on a vehicle.        107
  • Figure 55. LIDAR system for autonomous vehicles.            109
  • Figure 56. Metamaterials film.    111
  • Figure 57. Metaboard wireless charger. 112
  • Figure 58. Orion dot pattern projector.  113
  • Figure 59. metaAIR.        116
  • Figure 60. Nissan acoustic metamaterial.               124
  • Figure 61. Metamaterial structure used to control thermal emission.        130

 

       

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