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The newly designed material. It transmits vibrations from left to right, but not from right to left.
Vibration in one direction only

October 15, 2019

Electronic components such as transistors transmit electric currents in one direction only. What if we could create materials…
New Architected Material Shape-Changes to Tune Its Qualities

October 7, 2019

Like Transformers, toy cars that change into robots and back, researchers have made a material that can transform…
New metasurface design can control optical fields in three dimensions

October 7, 2019

A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that…
New 3D-printed lattice designs defy conventional wisdom on metamaterials

September 29, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have designed a new class of 3D-printed lattice structures that combine lightweight and…
Hyperbolic Paraboloid Origami Harnesses Bistability to Enable New Applications

September 19, 2019

While perhaps not as iconic as the paper crane, the hypar origami with its sweeping opposing arcs and…
Scientists illuminate secrets of a nanomaterial that is both twisted and untwisted at the same time

September 16, 2019

A new nanomaterial developed by scientists at the University of Bath could solve a conundrum faced by scientists…
Defects in the material are strategically placed to cause it to take on a specific shape when the material deforms. Image credit: Caltech
New Metamaterial Morphs Into New Shapes, Taking on New Properties

September 12, 2019

While most reconfigurable materials can toggle between two distinct states, the way a switch toggles on or off,…
New AI System Improves the Process for the Design of Materials Invisible to the Human Eye

July 17, 2019

Developing metamaterials, or artificial materials with properties not encountered in nature, invisible to the human eye is an…
Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor

April 29, 2019

Bad news for ophiophobes: Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed…
Morphing Origami Takes a New Shape, Expanding Use Possibilities

April 19, 2019

Origami-based structures have been used to create deployable solar arrays for space, adaptable acoustic systems for symphony halls…
Mirage software automates design of optical metamaterials

April 1, 2019

Program free for many federal government projects New software lets users design science-fiction-like materials with the same efficiency…
‘A Swiss cheese-like material’ that can solve equations

March 27, 2019

The field of metamaterials involves designing complicated, composite structures, some of which can manipulate electromagnetic waves in ways…
Metamaterials for Next-Generation Accelerators

January 23, 2019

An experiment at the Argonne Wakefield Accelerator demonstrates the potential of a novel metamaterial structure to yield higher…
Lab develops metamaterials that change mechanical properties under magnetic fields

December 8, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have introduced a new class of metamaterials that can nearly instantly respond…
Where Deep Learning Meets Metamaterials

October 25, 2018

Breakthroughs in the field of nanophotonics — how light behaves on the nanometer scale — have paved the…
“Invisible Glass” Wins 2018 Create the Future Design Contest Grand Prize

October 16, 2018

The technology, developed at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials, was selected from among more than 800 innovative…
Superconducting Metamaterial Traps Quantum Light

September 29, 2018

Conventional computers store information in a bit, a fundamental unit of logic that can take a value of…
Trapping light that doesn't bounce off track for faster electronics

July 30, 2018

Replacing traditional computer chip components with light-based counterparts will eventually make electronic devices faster due to the wide…
‘Stealth’ material hides hot objects from infrared eyes

June 26, 2018

Infrared cameras are the heat-sensing eyes that help drones find their targets even in the dead of night…
New thermal coatings for spacecraft and satellites developed using metamaterials

April 26, 2018

A team of researchers, which includes the University of Southampton, have developed new technology which could prompt a…
3-D printed active metamaterials for sound and vibration control

April 21, 2018

Researchers have been pushing the capabilities of materials by carefully designing precise structures that exhibit abnormal properties that…
Engineered Metasurfaces Replace Adhesive Tape in Specialized Microscope

March 6, 2018

Unwinding after a long day of research in their respective labs, Mooseok Jang (PhD ’16) and Yu Horie…
Researchers combine metalens with an artificial muscle

March 2, 2018

Inspired by the human eye, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have…
Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials

January 22, 2018

Their work could pave the way for wider use of metamaterials in more mainstream applications by creating a…
Transparent silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays, touch screens, metamaterials

March 22, 2017

The thinnest, smoothest layer of silver that can survive air exposure has been laid down at the University…
Penn Engineers Overcome a Hurdle in Growing a Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial

February 28, 2017

When John Crocker, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering…
‘Lossless’ Metamaterial Could Boost Efficiency of Lasers and Other Light-based Devices

February 18, 2017

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in…
Newly engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

February 12, 2017

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial — an engineered material…
A toolkit for transformable materials

January 26, 2017

Metamaterials — materials whose function is determined by structure, not composition — have been designed to bend light…
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