Researchers create 3D invisibility cloak

Researchers create 3D invisibility cloak

swadeshine | 03/19/2010 at 9:48 AM | Tags: 3-D, cloak, crystals, invisibility, light | Categories: future, site info | URL: http://wp.me/pMYsS-iJ

from NEXT BIG FUTURE:

Researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology report they were able to cloak a tiny bump in a layer of gold, preventing its detection at nearly visible infrared frequencies.

The cloak is a structure of crystals with air spaces in between, sort of like a woodpile, that bends light, hiding the bump in the gold later beneath, the researchers reported in Thursday’s online edition of the journal Science.

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