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MetalCatalog

Catalog of metals

    Description

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    mc = MetalCatalog creates an object handle for the metal catalog.

    • To open the metal catalog, use open(mc)

    • To see the properties of a metal from the metal catalog, use s = find(mc,name).

    Examples

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    Open the metal catalog.

    mc = MetalCatalog;
    open(mc)

    List the properties of the metal material Aluminium.

    s = find(mc,'Aluminium')
    s = struct with fields:
                Name: 'Aluminium'
        Conductivity: 37700000
           Thickness: 30
               Units: 'mil'
            Comments: ''
    
    

    Use the above metal in a coplanar waveguide.

    m = metal('Aluminium');
    waveguide = coplanarWaveguide('Conductor',m)
    waveguide = 
      coplanarWaveguide with properties:
    
                  Length: 0.0231
                   Width: 0.0039
                 Spacing: 2.0000e-04
              ViaSpacing: [0.0011 0.0070]
             ViaDiameter: 5.0000e-04
                  Height: 0.0016
        GroundPlaneWidth: 0.0300
               Substrate: [1×1 dielectric]
               Conductor: [1×1 metal]
    
    

    View the waveguide using show function.

    figure;
    show(waveguide)

    Input Arguments

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    Name of the metal from the metal catalog, specified as a character vector.

    Example: 'Copper'

    Data Types: char

    Metal catalog, specified as an object.

    Output Arguments

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    Metal catalog, returned as an object.

    Parameters of the specified metal from the metal catalog, returned as a structure.

    Version History

    Introduced in R2021a

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