Search results for metamaterial

Materials Science Dec 06, 2019

Smart simulations chart the behavior of surprising structures

AMOLF researchers are studying three-dimensional prismatic structures that can assume different shapes with the aim of producing metamaterials that have multiple properties. Researchers have found a new way to simulate the ...

Optics & Photonics Nov 11, 2019

Smart metamaterials that sense and reprogram themselves

Materials scientists aim to engineer intelligence into the fabric of materials or metamaterials for programmable functions. Engineering efforts can vary from passive to active forms to develop programmable metasurfaces using ...

Nanophysics Nov 25, 2019

Self-assembling system uses magnets to mimic specific binding in DNA

Sometimes it's best to let the magnets do all the work.

Nanophysics Nov 19, 2019

New antenna tech to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control

The gas turbines powering aircraft engines rely on ceramic coatings that ensure structural stability at high temperatures. But these coatings don't control heat radiation, limiting the performance of the engine.

General Physics Nov 05, 2019

Researchers design 'intelligent' metamaterial to make MRIs affordable and accessible

Boston University researchers have developed a new, "intelligent" metamaterial—which costs less than ten bucks to build—that could revolutionize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), making the entire MRI process faster, ...

Optics & Photonics Sep 25, 2019

Machine learning finds new metamaterial designs for energy harvesting

Electrical engineers at Duke University have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific frequencies of terahertz radiation. The design technique changed ...

Optics & Photonics Sep 12, 2019

Researchers use metamaterials to create two-part optical security features

Researchers have developed advanced optical security features that use a two-piece metamaterial system to create a difficult-to-replicate optical phenomenon. Metamaterials are engineered to have a property that is not found ...

General Physics Sep 10, 2019

Making waves with metamaterials

For Jordan Raney, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, cutting-edge science sometimes involves whacking a rubber disc with a hammer.

Materials Science Sep 11, 2019

New metamaterial morphs into new shapes, taking on new properties

A newly developed type of architected metamaterial has the ability to change shape in a tunable fashion.

General Physics Sep 30, 2019

New 3-D-printed lattice designs defy conventional wisdom on metamaterials

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have designed a new class of 3-D-printed lattice structures that combine lightweight and high stiffness, despite breaking a rule previously thought to be required ...

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