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Computer Chip Technology Repurposed for Making Reflective Nanostructures

A team of engineers at Caltech has discovered how to use computer-chip manufacturing technologies to create the kind of reflective materials that make safety...
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Grant to Fund Research into New Metamaterial That Provides Earthquake Protection

Earthquakes and explosions damage thousands of structures worldwide each year, destroying countless lives in their wake, but a team of researchers at Penn State...
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HKUST Researchers Create Solid Metamaterials with Fluid-like Property that Can...

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) researchers have successfully created solid composite materials with the unique wave property of fluid, a...
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Metamaterials Open up Entirely New Possibilities in Optics

Earlier this year, Chalmers researchers Philippe Tassin and Sophie Viaene published their discovery about how light can be controlled with metamaterials. Amidst strong international...
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‘Invisibility Cloaks’ for Buildings Could Protect Them from Earthquakes

Earthquakes travel in waves, much as sound and light do. Scientists have previously designed materials with internal structures that interfere with the propagation of...
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Metamaterial Device Allows Chameleon-like Behavior in the Infrared

An electric current will not only heat a hybrid metamaterial, but will also trigger it to change state and fade into the background like...
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Metamaterial Uses Light to Control Its Motion

Researchers have designed a device that uses light to manipulate its mechanical properties. The device, which was fabricated using a plasmomechanical metamaterial, operates through...
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Nanodisks Drive a Polarizing Transformation

Polarizing filters produce richer, less reflective images by limiting vibrating light waves to one specific orientation. However, these filters only work with light that...
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An EU Project Is Making Waves in the Laser Industry

There are many applications within industries ranging from communications (e.g. free space communication), to security (e.g. missile counter-measures) and to sensing (e.g. explosives), which...
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Silicon-based metamaterials could bring photonic circuits

New transparent metamaterials under development could make possible computer chips and interconnecting circuits that use light instead of electrons to process and transmit data,...
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106-year-old theory of light demonstrated with metamaterial model

Physicists from Imperial and the Germany have demonstrated a theory about the behaviour of light in materials, 106 years after it was first proposed.Normally,...
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Reconfigurable micro spirals control light

Device switches Terahertz light circular polarization state using MEMS technology
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Metamaterial-enabled antennas help improve satellite communications systems

Smaller, lighter weight, better performing and more multifunctional miniature antennas with increased performance may be possible using smart materials, according to Penn State engineers....

Researchers Boost Wireless Power Transfer with Magnetic Field Enhancement

Research from North Carolina State University and Carnegie Mellon University shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) –...

‘Single-photon emission enhancement’ seen as step toward quantum technologies

Researchers have demonstrated a new way to enhance the emission of single photons by using "hyperbolic metamaterials," a step toward creating devices in work...

Penn Research Shows Way to Design ‘Digital’ Metamaterials 

Metamaterials, precisely designed composite materials that have properties not found in natural ones, could be used to make light-bending invisibility cloaks, flat lenses and other otherwise impossible devices.

Outsmarting Thermodynamics in Self-assembly of Nanostructures

If you can uniformly break the symmetry of nanorod pairs in a colloidal solution, you’re a step ahead of the game toward achieving new...