This week’s Image of the Week comes from JPhysD article “Flexible and polarization-controllable diffusion metasurface with optical transparency“, Yaqiang Zhuang et al 2017 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50 465102. Metasurfaces- planar metamaterials of sub-wavelength thickness- are structures with the ability to manipulate electromagnetic waves… Read More ›
Introducing the 2017 Plasma Roadmap: Low temperature plasma science and technology
JPhysD presents the 2017 Plasma Roadmap: the first of a planned series of periodic updates to the original Plasma Roadmap that was published in 2012.
Better than shopping re-visited: read the physics of black this Friday
Forget shopping this black Friday, its all about astronomy, cloaking and black holes.
Slowing down electromagnetic waves via hyperfine terahertz metamaterials
A new approach for multispectral plasmon-induced transparency metamaterials
Seismic shield: large-scale metamaterials combat earthquakes in 3D model
Metamaterials – artificial structures that exhibit extraordinary vibrational properties – could come to the rescue of regions threatened by earthquakes, according to new results published in the New Journal of Physics.
Origami as the ‘atoms’ of artificial materials
‘Origami’ makes diversified metamaterials with bizarre properties
Image of the Week: Calculated surface charge distributions for gold semishells
This week’s image is taken from Jian Ye et al 2016 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 205106. The authors from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Jiangnan University have theoretically investigated the origin and tunability of magnetic resonances in gold… Read More ›
The Institute of Physics: for physics, for physicists, for you
Paul Hardaker, CEO: “We know well that science benefits the economy and creates jobs. If we are to see these benefits continue to grow we need to remain competitive in funding, and both the UK and Ireland need to be the places where physicists can do world-class science.”
Meta-skin takes us one step closer to cloaking
Using rows of small liquid-metal resonators, this new metamaterial can cloak objects from radar detection.
How to make objects invisible
Watch Martin McCall explain how metamaterials can make objects invisible.
Congratulations to Professor Nikolay Zheludev
Our congratulations go to Professor Nikolay Zheudev of Southampton University for being awarded IOP’s Young Medal. Nikolay was presented the award in recognition of his global leadership and pioneering, seminal work in optical metamaterials and nanophotonics. Nikolay has served as… Read More ›
What did I learn at Phononics 2015?
An exciting community of researchers are moving from the fundamentals to practical real-world applications. Read this post to find out about my week at Phononics 2015.