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Nanotechnology Promises Higher-Sensitivity Sensors and… Invisibility Cloak

Optical Circuits

Credit: The laboratory of Federico Cappaso, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

By chemically building clusters of nanospheres from a liquid (by evaporating a droplet of particles on a surface), a team of Harvard researchers, in collaboration with scientists at Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Houston, are creating building blocks for a new class of optical circuits with amazing and exotic optical properties not found in Nature. The scalable devices exhibit customizable optical properties suitable for applications ranging from highly sensitive sensors and detectors to invisibility cloaks.

Read the whole article at: PhysOrg.

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