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Modern Day Alchemy with Metamaterials Invisibility Cloaks and Superlenses

Purpose:

Controlling light by bending space? Science fiction? Is it something just for magicians and imaginary heroes like Harry Potter? Transformation optics is a new means of designing unique electromagnetic structures such as cloaks of invisibility. Metamaterials have launched a revolution providing exactly the tools needed to achieve these challenging structures whose optical and electromagnetic properties can be engineered through geometry rather than chemistry.

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Anyone outside NIST wishing to attend must be sponsored by a NIST employee and receive a visitor badge. For more information, call Kum J. Ham at 301-975-4203.

Colloquia are videotaped and available in the NIST Research Library.

Speakers:

David R. Smith
Director
Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics
Duke University

Details:

Start Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
End Date: Friday, October 15, 2010
Location: 10:30 a.m., Green Auditorium, Gaithersburg, VTC to Boulder in Room 1107
Format: Colloquium