Single-negative magnetic metamaterials are used in order to reduce mutual coupling between high-profile antennas used in multiple-input multiple-output systems. The magnetic permeability of the developed single-negative inclusions have negative effective response over a specific frequency band. The inclusions considered here are composed of broadside coupled split-ring resonators. The single-negative magnetic inclusions are inserted between closely-spaced high-profile monopole antenna elements. It is shown that mutual coupling between the antenna elements can be reduced significantly by incorporating such magnetic inclusions. Effective response of the constitutive parameters of the developed magnetic inclusions are incorporated within the numerical models. Good agreement is obtained between the experimental and numerical results.
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