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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 20, 2017

Graphene-wrapped nanocrystals make inroads toward next-gen fuel cells, supercharging silicon batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 20, 2017.

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Science of ‘invisibility cloaks’ has real possibilities—and real limitations

By Stephanie Liverani / July 8, 2016

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they’ve quantified fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 7, 2015

Designing defects in nanomaterials, boosting output of CIGS solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 7, 2015.

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Now you see it, now you don’t—scientists developing real ‘ultrathin’ invisibility cloak with scale-up potential

By Stephanie Liverani / September 22, 2015

The concept of the invisibility cloak is no longer limited to the pages of J.K. Rowling’s fictional masterpieces. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley are developing this technology for scalable, real-world applications.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 14, 2015

Zeolites’ active sites get steamed, watch shockwaves through diamond, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 14, 2015.

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Geek out with your own invisibility cloak built from just four optical lenses

By April Gocha / October 7, 2014

Scientists at the University of Rochester have devised a simple cloaking device that, although not quite as perfect as Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, does make significant improvements over existing real-world cloaks.

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Making a better invisibility cloak

By Eileen De Guire / November 16, 2012

Graduate student, Nathan Landry, seen holding his invisibility cloak made of fiberglass and copper strips. Credit: Duke University. Editor’s note—The generation that grew up reading the Harry Potter septology, grew up imagining things like invisibility cloaks as reality. The oldest of those young readers are now graduate school age and making invisibility cloaks for real.…

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