Finally! My invisible cardigan is ready!
- Thursday, 04 November 2010
Designing a material to cloak objects from visible light has always been a challenge -- Trust me, I've tried it many times during my childhood.
Published today, the New Journal of Physics (co-owned by the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society) details how Meta-flex, a new material designed by researchers from the University of St Andrews, overcomes the two biggest invisibility obstacles: 1) Making meta-atoms small enough to interact with light and 2) Creating meta-materials that can be detached from their hard surfaces in a way that makes them flexible. (Oh, so THAT's where I went wrong!)
Download the team's research paper and see how it's done.