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Topological transitions in metamaterials
A University of Alberta researcher is closer to understanding some of the exotic electronic properties in matter using optical analogues. (2012-04-13)

METANANO is an annual international conference where the latest research in the field of metamaterials, nanophotonics, terahertz emission and optical engineering is presented. Engineering, physics, and material science communities will join together to discuss modern trends and latest results in fundamental research and applications of artificial materials from microwaves to optical frequencies. The conference will be held in Anapa city (Sochi region), Russia, located on the shore of the Black Sea. (2016-04-22)

Iowa State, Ames Lab physicist developing, improving designer optical materials
Costas Soukoulis of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory writes about the development of optical metamaterials in the latest issue of the journal Science. He writes advanced fabrication techniques may make the man-made materials a practical way to control light for superlenses and other applications. (2010-12-16)

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. This ease of access will allow researchers to use it to create the latest optical devices. The research results were published in Laser&Photonics Reviews. (2018-07-23)

Researcher earns Air Force grant to conceptualize how 'metamaterials' could morph
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded a three- to five-year grant to University of Kansas researcher Alessandro Salandrino, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science. The award of $120,000 each year via the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program will enable Salandrino to explore 'time-varying metamaterials.' (2016-04-07)

Electrical signals dictate optical properties
Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre have created an artificial material, a metamaterial, with optical properties that can be controlled by electric signals. (2013-03-19)

Shape-changing metamaterial developed using Kirigami technique
Engineers from the University of Bristol have developed a new shape-changing metamaterial using Kirigami, which is the ancient Japanese art of cutting and folding paper to obtain 3-D shapes. (2016-08-05)

Intelligent metamaterials behave like electrostatic chameleons
Chinese physicists have developed so-called metashells made of smart, adaptable metamaterials. In a recent study published in EPJ B, they show how hollow metamaterial shells can adapt to the characteristics of the materials they hold inside. (2019-04-02)

Breakthrough lights up metamaterials
A City College of New York led-team has successfully demonstrated how to both enhance light emission and capture light from metamaterials embedded with light emitting nanocrystals. The breakthrough, headed by physicist Dr. Vinod Menon, could lead to a range of applications including ultrafast LEDs, nanoscale lasers and efficient single photon sources. (2015-01-15)

Innovative application of metamaterials to improve radars
At the International Radar Conference held in Lille the researchers of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre received an award for their work 'Blind Spot Mitigation in Phased Array Antenna using Metamaterials'. The most innovative aspect of the research was the application of a smart structure based on metamaterials to improve the performance of radar antennae. (2014-12-09)

Push to twist: Achieving the classically impossible in human-made material
Researchers have designed a metamaterial that can twist to the right or the left in response to a straight, solid push. (2017-11-23)

Beyond good vibrations: New insights into metamaterial magic
Metamaterials have amazing potential--think invisibility cloaks and perfect lenses--but they are more likely to be found in a Harry Potter novel than a lab. To help bring them closer to reality, Michigan Technological University's Elena Semouchkina has gone back to basics and demonstrated that the fundamental physics of metamaterials is more complex than scientists once thought. (2017-11-06)

Ph.D. designs new devices based on metamaterials
Víctor Torres Landivar, telecommunications engineer, has designed and manufactured new devices based on metamaterials; he achieved the first experimental demonstration ever with epsilon-near-zero metamaterials. (2014-10-22)

Superheroes are real
Scientists demonstrated the effect of the all-optical switching between streams of photons using non-linear metamaterials. The Lomonosov Moscow State University staff planned the whole study, conducted calculations and experiments, while their German colleagues made samples of metamaterials. (2016-06-23)

Bringing back the magic in metamaterials
A research team out of Michigan Tech has found a way to solve one of the biggest challenges in making metamaterials. Their optical work is a big step towards creating a 'perfect lens'. (2015-07-17)

Three-dimensional metamaterials with a natural bent
In a significant breakthrough, published in Advanced Optical Materials, scientists from RIKEN, in collaboration with colleagues from ITRC, NARLabs in Taiwan, have succeeded in creating a large metamaterial, up to 4 mm x 4 mm2 in size, that is essentially isotropic, using a type of metamaterial element called a split-ring resonator. (2014-10-24)

Artificial intelligence (AI) designs metamaterials used in the invisibility cloak
The research group of Prof. Junsuk Rho, Sunae So and Jungho Mun of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering at POSTECH developed a design with a higher degree of freedom which allows to choose materials and to design photonic structures arbitrarily by using Deep Learning. (2019-07-14)

Metamaterials open up entirely new possibilities in optics
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method that enables them to manipulate light to follow any predetermined path along a surface. The innovation has now been described as one of the world's 30 most exciting discoveries within optics and photonics during 2016. (2016-11-29)

Department of Defense funds terahertz-range metamaterials research
Metamaterials research having potential applications in high-speed data transmission, medical imaging and other kinds of imaging and remote sensing is the focus of a US Department of Defense project funded for five years at $7.5 million. (2014-05-16)

Metamaterial separation proposed for chemical, biomolecular uses
The unique properties of metamaterials have been used to cloak objects from light, and to hide them from vibration, pressure waves and heat. Now, a Georgia Institute of Technology researcher wants to add another use for metamaterials: creating a new directional separation technique that cloaks one compound while concentrating the other. (2016-03-02)

Improving on the amazing: Ames Laboratory scientists seek new conductors for metamaterials
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have designed a method to evaluate different conductors for use in metamaterial structures, which are engineered to exhibit properties not possible in natural materials. (2012-04-24)

Virtualized metamaterials opens door for acoustics application and beyond
Scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have realized what they called a virtualized acoustic metamaterial, in digitizing material response to an impulse response stored in a software program. (2020-03-03)

The guiding of light: A new metamaterial device steers beams along complex pathways
Boston College physicist Willie J. Padilla and researcher Nathan Landy have built a device from metamaterials and transformational optics that delivers a complex set of instructions capable of guiding light with unprecedented accuracy. The discovery expands on earlier (2009-07-31)

Researchers announce first phononic crystal that can be altered in real time
Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time. (2014-03-31)

£4.9 million to develop metamaterials for 'invisibility cloaks' and 'perfect lenses'
Research into designing and building unique (2009-11-12)

Researchers bridge the 'terahertz gap' with new tunable metamaterial
A frequency-agile metamaterial that for the first time can be tuned over a range of frequencies in the so-called (2008-04-15)

UT Arlington nano-project seeks to uncover new materials, processes
A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher will use a National Science Foundation grant to discover as-yet-unknown materials that will provide better imaging, compute faster or make communications more secure. (2015-04-22)

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. Such a beam is capable of moving particles or cells towards the radiation source. The study showed that hyperbolic metasurfaces are promising for experiments on creating the tractor beam, as well as for its practical applications. The results are published in ACS Photonics. (2018-11-27)

Theoretical blueprint for invisibility cloak reported
Using a new design theory, researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering and Imperial College London have developed the blueprint for an invisibility cloak. Once devised, the cloak could have numerous uses, from defense applications to wireless communications, the researchers said. (2006-05-25)

Louisiana Tech professor's 'metamaterials' research lands cover of international journal
Dr. Dentcho Genov, an assistant professor of physics and electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University and a Louisiana Optical Network Initiative Institute fellow, is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Nature Physics, one of the most respected and prestigious physics journals in the world. (2009-09-10)

VR and AR devices at 1/100 the cost and 1/10,000 the thickness in the works
Professor Junsuk Rho of the departments of mechanical engineering and chemical engineering and doctoral student in mechanical engineering Gwanho Yoon at POSTECH with the research team at Korea University have jointly developed moldable nanomaterials and a printing technology using metamaterials, allowing the commercialization of inexpensive and thin VR and AR devices. (2020-05-19)

New metamaterial offers reprogrammable properties
EPFL scientists have developed a metamaterial whose mechanical properties can be reprogrammed on demand and whose internal structure can be modified by applying a magnetic field. (2021-01-20)

Organic chemistry -- leading light waves astray
The cloak that renders one invisible is a common element in mythology and fairy-tales, but new materials with surprising properties bring the idea closer to reality by providing novel ways of manipulating light. (2013-06-04)

Louisiana Tech researcher featured in international physics journal
Dr. Dentcho Genov, an assistant professor of physics and electrical engineering at Louisiana Tech University and a Louisiana Optical Network Initiative Institute fellow, is featured in the most recent issue of Nature Physics, one of the most respected physics journals in the world. His research looks at how light and matter behave around black holes and other celestial objects. (2009-07-22)

Exotic materials will change optics, Duke researchers say
Duke University engineers believe that continued advances in creating ever-more exotic and sophisticated man-made materials will greatly improve their ability to control light at will. (2012-03-18)

Hyperbolic metamaterials exhibit 2T physics
According to Igor Smolyaninov of the University of Maryland, ''One of the more unusual applications of metamaterials was a theoretical proposal to construct a physical system that would exhibit two-time physics behavior on small scales.'' (2020-09-21)

Boston College physics professor Willie Padilla receives PECASE award
Boston College Physics Professor Willie Padilla's research into light-bending metamaterials has earned him a 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. (2010-11-08)

Ultrafast tunable semiconductor metamaterial created
An international team of researchers has devised an ultrafast tunable metamaterial based on gallium arsenide nanoparticles, as published by Nature Communications. The new optical metamaterial paves the way to ultrafast information transfer on the nanoscale. (2017-05-17)

Scientists create artificial mini 'black hole'
Chinese researchers have successfully built an electromagnetic absorbing device for microwave frequencies. The device, made of a thin cylinder comprising 60 concentric rings of metamaterials, is capable of absorbing microwave radiation, and has been compared to an astrophysical black hole (which, in space, soaks up matter and light). (2010-06-03)

Metamaterials approach makes better satellite antennas
Cheaper, lighter and more energy-efficient broadband devices on communications satellites may be possible using metamaterials to modify horn antennas, according to engineers from Penn State and Lockheed Martin Corp. (2011-01-30)

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