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Catalog of metals



    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).


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    Open the metal catalog.

    mc = MetalCatalog;

    {"String":"Figure Metal Materials contains objects of type uimenu, uitoolbar, uitable.","Tex":[],"LaTex":[]}

    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: [1x1 dielectric]
               Conductor: [1x1 metal]

    View the waveguide using show function.


    Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title coplanarWaveguide element contains 48 objects of type patch, surface. These objects represent Aluminium, feed, Teflon.

    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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