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Title: Invisible metallic mesh

Abstract

We introduce and demonstrate an invisible material––a solid composite possessing identical electromagnetic properties as air so that its arbitrarily shaped object neither reflects nor refracts light at any angle of incidence in free space. Such a material is self-invisible, unlike the cloaks for minimizing the scattering of other items. Invisible materials could provide improved mechanical stability, electrical conduction, and heat dissipation to a system, without disturbing the original electromagnetic design. As a result, one immediate application would be toward perfect antenna radomes.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  3. Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC), Washington, D.C. (United States). Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center (S3TEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1371455
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 113; Journal Issue: 10; Related Information: S3TEC partners with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead); Boston College; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Journal ID: ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; solar (photovoltaic); solar (thermal); solid state lighting; phonons; thermal conductivity; thermoelectric; defects; mechanical behavior; charge transport; spin dynamics; materials and chemistry by design; optics; synthesis (novel materials); synthesis (self-assembly); synthesis (scalable processing); invisible materials; scattering dark states; metamaterials

Citation Formats

Ye, Dexin, Lu, Ling, Joannopoulos, John D., Soljačić, Marin, and Ran, Lixin. Invisible metallic mesh. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1073/pnas.1600521113.
Ye, Dexin, Lu, Ling, Joannopoulos, John D., Soljačić, Marin, & Ran, Lixin. Invisible metallic mesh. United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1600521113.
Ye, Dexin, Lu, Ling, Joannopoulos, John D., Soljačić, Marin, and Ran, Lixin. Tue . "Invisible metallic mesh". United States. doi:10.1073/pnas.1600521113. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1371455.
@article{osti_1371455,
title = {Invisible metallic mesh},
author = {Ye, Dexin and Lu, Ling and Joannopoulos, John D. and Soljačić, Marin and Ran, Lixin},
abstractNote = {We introduce and demonstrate an invisible material––a solid composite possessing identical electromagnetic properties as air so that its arbitrarily shaped object neither reflects nor refracts light at any angle of incidence in free space. Such a material is self-invisible, unlike the cloaks for minimizing the scattering of other items. Invisible materials could provide improved mechanical stability, electrical conduction, and heat dissipation to a system, without disturbing the original electromagnetic design. As a result, one immediate application would be toward perfect antenna radomes.},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1600521113},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
number = 10,
volume = 113,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}

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