Researchers at Cornell University have proposed a new way to modulate both the absorptive and the refractive qualities of metamaterials in real time. Their findings could lead to the development of new metamaterials with wave absorption and scattering properties that far outperform what is currently available.
“What we are trying to do is not incremental changes to the technology. We want disruptive changes. That’s really what motivates us. So how can we make a dramatic improvement to the technology, not just an incremental improvement? To do that, very often, you have to go back to the fundamentals.” - Professor Francesco Monticone
The research is supported by the AFRL/AFOSR Electromagnetics program, managed by Dr. Arje Nachman. Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL #BasicResearch #AFOSRBoldResearch #HighRiskHighReward #AFOSRYIP National Science Foundation (NSF) The Fulbright Program Cornell University College of Engineering #microelectronics #engineering #metamaterials #WavePhysics
Cornell researchers are proposing a new way to modulate both the absorptive and the refractive qualities of metamaterials in real time, and their findings open intriguing new opportunities.