Metamaterials

New Mechanical Metamaterials Can Block Symmetry of Motion, Findings Suggest

Mechanical Metamaterials

Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the AMOLF institute in the Netherlands have invented the first mechanical metamaterials that easily transfer motion effortlessly in one direction while blocking it in the other, as described in the Feb. 13 issue of Nature.

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Francesco Monticone and Prof. Andrea Alu Receive Best Student Paper Award at Metamaterials 2013

Francesco Monticone and Prof. Andrea Alu Receive Best Student Paper Award at Metamaterials 2013

UT ECE graduate student Francesco Monticone and his advisor Prof. Andrea Alu received the Best Student Paper Award at Metamaterials 2013 in Bordeaux, France. The title of Francesco’s paper with Andrea is 'On the Physical Bounds of Cloaking and Invisibility'. Metamaterials 2013 is the most visible international conference in the field of artificial materials and metamaterials, and this year it celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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