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New flatland material: Physicists obtain quasi-2D gold
Researchers from the MIPT Center for Photonics and 2D Materials have synthesized a quasi-2D gold film, showing how materials not usually classified as two-dimensional can form atomically thin layers. (2019-05-23)
Researchers develop novel framework for tracking developments in optical sensors
SUTD researchers together with international researchers conduct develop a 3D technology map which systematically compares optical sensors, providing a much needed benchmark to define the standards and track developments in this rapidly growing industry. (2019-05-16)
Academics show how to create a spotlight of sound with LEGO-like bricks
Informatics experts create low-cost directional beams of sound. Using age-old principles of magnifying glasses, lighthouses and telescopes to create state-of-the-art sound. (2019-05-07)
Scientists take a 'metamaterials' approach to earthquake damage
At the SSA 2019 Annual Meeting, seismologists from around the world will discuss how metamaterial theory might be applied to everything from developing deflective barriers to manipulating the layout of buildings within a city as a way to minimize the impact of damaging surface seismic waves. (2019-04-26)
Photonics: The curious case of the disappearing cylinders
A pair of researchers at Tokyo Tech describes a way of making a submicron-sized cylinder disappear without using any specialized coating. (2019-04-22)
Fast and selective optical heating for functional nanomagnetic metamaterials
In a recent article published in Nanoscale, researchers from the Nanomagnetism group at nanoGUNE demonstrate the use of hybrid magnetic-plasmonic elements to facilitate contactless and selective temperature control in magnetic functional metamaterials. (2019-04-16)
Researchers 3D print metamaterials with novel optical properties
A team of engineers has developed a series of 3D printed metamaterials with unique microwave or optical properties that go beyond what is possible using conventional optical or electronic materials. (2019-04-08)
Intelligent metamaterials behave like electrostatic chameleons
Chinese physicists have developed so-called metashells made of smart, adaptable metamaterials. (2019-04-02)
4D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge
Imagine smart materials that can morph from being stiff as wood to as soft as a sponge - and also change shape. (2019-03-22)
Design and validation of world-class multilayered thermal emitter using machine learning
NIMS, the University of Tokyo, Niigata University and RIKEN jointly designed a multilayered metamaterial that realizes ultra-narrowband wavelength-selective thermal emission by combining the machine learning (Bayesian optimization) and thermal emission properties calculations (electromagnetic calculation). (2019-03-15)
BU researchers develop 'acoustic metamaterial' that cancels sound
Boston University researchers, Xin Zhang, a professor at the College of Engineering, and Ghaffarivardavagh, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, released a paper in Physical Review demonstrating it's possible to silence noise using an open, ringlike structure, created to mathematically perfect specifications, for cutting out sounds while maintaining airflow. (2019-03-07)
'Meta-mirror' reflects sound waves in any direction
Researchers at Duke University have constructed a 'meta-mirror' device capable of perfectly reflecting sound waves in any direction. (2019-03-07)
Hyperbolic metamaterials enable nanoscale 'fingerprinting'
Hyperbolic metamaterials are artificially made structures that can be formed by depositing alternating thin layers of a conductor such as silver or graphene onto a substrate. (2019-02-12)
Physicists uncover the topological origin of surface electromagnetic waves
In work that provides insights for several areas of wave physics -- Maxwell electromagnetism, topological quantum states, and plasmonics/metamaterials -- scientists showed that the well-known surface electromagnetic waves at interfaces between homogeneous isotropic media, obtained within classical Maxwell's electromagnetism, also have a purely topological origin, similar to quantum topological states. (2019-02-04)
UC Riverside physicists create exotic electron liquid
By bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses, physicists at the University of California, Riverside, have created the first 'electron liquid' at room temperature. (2019-02-04)
Scientists design new material to harness power of light
Scientists have long known that synthetic materials -- called metamaterials -- can manipulate electromagnetic waves such as visible light to make them behave in ways that cannot be found in nature. (2018-12-17)
Tailoring the nonlinearity with time domain metasurface for wireless communication
High-efficiency harmonic conversion has been a crucial problem in microwave and optical frequencies. (2018-12-05)
New concept for tractor beam from Star Wars developed
Physicists from ITMO University developed a model of an optical tractor beam to capture particles based on new artificial materials. (2018-11-27)
New technique to make objects invisible proposed
Researchers at the University of Extremadura have demonstrated the electromagnetic invisibility of objects using an alternative technique, based on filler cloaking. (2018-11-26)
Researchers defy 19th Century law of Physics in 21st century boost for energy efficiency
Research led by a University of Sussex scientist has turned a 156-year-old law of physics on its head. (2018-11-21)
Physicists discover new way of resonance tuning for nonlinear optics
A research team from ITMO University and the Australian National University has discovered that different metasurfaces exhibit the same behavior provided a symmetry breaking is introduced to their unit cells 'meta-atoms'. (2018-11-14)
Physicists name and codify new field in nanotechnology: 'electron quantum metamaterials'
New materials are being synthesized by twisting and stacking atomically thin layers. (2018-11-05)
CCNY study breaks Förster resonant energy transfer (FRET) distance limit
Using engineered nanocomposite structures called metamaterials, a City College of New York-led research team reports the ability to measure a significant increase in the energy transfer between molecules. (2018-10-25)
Where deep learning meets metamaterials
A new Tel Aviv University study uses 'deep-learning' computer networks inspired by the layered and hierarchical architecture of the human brain to design basic nanophotonic, metamaterial elements for energy harvesting and medical diagnostics. (2018-10-23)
Lift off for world-first ultrasound levitation that bends around barriers
Researchers at the University of Sussex have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it. (2018-10-15)
New nanoparticle superstructures made from pyramid-shaped building blocks
In research that may help bridge the divide between the nano and the macro, Brown University chemists have used pyramid-shaped nanoparticles to create what might be the most complex macroscale superstructure ever assembled. (2018-09-19)
Invisible needles
An international research group of scientists from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and NUST MISIS (Russia) has developed a model of a new metamaterial, which will improve the accuracy of nano-sensors in optics and biomedicine by cloaking them from external radiation. (2018-08-28)
3-D inks that can be erased selectively
3-D printing by direct laser writing enables production of micro-meter-sized structures for many applications, from biomedicine to microelectronics to optical metamaterials. (2018-08-15)
Scientists design new MRI coil for preclinical studies
Researchers from ITMO University developed and tested an MRI coil providing high-resolution imaging of the whole body of a mouse. (2018-08-07)
Ricocheting radio waves monitor the tiniest movements in a room
Metamaterials researchers from Duke University have shown that patterns made by radio waves can detect a person's presence and location anywhere inside of a room. (2018-08-06)
Optical secrets of disulfide nanotubes are disclosed by Lomonosov MSU Scientists
The findings allow consideration of tungsten disulfide nanotubes as a platform for developing new concepts in nanotube-based photonic devices. (2018-08-01)
Trapping light that doesn't bounce off track for faster electronics
A new protective metamaterial 'cladding' prevents light from leaking out of the very curvy pathways it would travel in a computer chip. (2018-07-30)
NUST MISIS scientists present metamaterial for solar cells and nanooptics
A research team from the NUST MISIS Laboratory of Superconducting Metamaterials led by Alexey Basharin, Senior Lecturer and Candidate of Technical Sciences, has developed a metamaterial-dielectric that has unique characteristics and is easy to manufacture. (2018-07-23)
Mixed halide chemistry can be used to control magnetism in ultrathin magnetic devices
Magnetization in an ultrathin magnetic device can be re-directed beyond the previously known confines of in-plane or out-of-plane spaces, researchers from Boston College report in Advanced Materials. (2018-07-02)
How smart technology gadgets can avoid speed limits
Speed limits apply not only to traffic. There are limitations on the control of light as well, in optical switches for internet traffic, for example. (2018-06-28)
Researcher creates 3D printed multimaterial with programmed stiffness
The technology could be useful in various applications, including aircraft wing structures, protective coatings, energy absorption, actuation, flexible armor, artificial muscles, and microrobotics. (2018-06-08)
Cloaking devices -- it's not just 'star trek' anymore
Scientists are now working to take cloaking devices from the dramatic realm of science fiction and make them real. (2018-05-10)
Nanodiamond turns into controllable light source
A research group from ITMO University first time in the world developed a controlled light source based on nanodiamond. (2018-05-02)
Dielectric metamaterial is dynamically tuned by light
Researchers at Duke University have built the first metal-free, dynamically tunable metamaterial for controlling electromagnetic waves. (2018-05-01)
3-D printed active metamaterials for sound and vibration control
Researchers have been pushing the capabilities of materials by carefully designing precise structures that exhibit abnormal properties that can control acoustic or optical waves. (2018-04-11)
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