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Invisibility Cloak: Scientists Achieve Optical Invisibility in Visible Light Range of Spectrum

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 02:08 PM
ScienceDaily (May 18, 2011) — "Seeing something invisible with your own eyes is an exciting experience," say Joachim Fischer and Tolga Ergin. For about one year, both physicists and members of the team of Professor Martin Wegener at KIT's Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) have worked on refining the structure of the Karlsruhe invisibility cloak to such an extent that it is also effective in the visible spectral range.

Electron micrograph of an invisibility cloak structure. The polymer-air metamaterial (“logs”) is colored blue, the gold-coated areas are colored yellow. (Credit: CFN)

In invisibility cloaks, light waves are guided by the material such that they leave the invisibility cloak again as if they had never been in contact with the object to be disguised. Consequently, the object is invisible to the observer. The exotic optical properties of the camouflaging material are calculated using complex mathematical tools.

Full paper here

Yet another step towards total invisibility?

edit on 19-5-2011 by elevenaugust because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 02:10 PM
michio kaku

has talked about this before

along with teleportation

world record for teleporting protons is 600 meters across a river

new topics

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