A New Metacanvas for Metamaterials
by Paul Preuss
December 13, 2018
Unlike natural materials where the properties are defined by their chemical composition, metamaterials are a class of artificial materials where the functionalities and properties are achieved by designing the materials’ microstructures. Typically these metamaterials are made with photolithography of structures composed of both dielectrics and metals. Once made, these meta-structures cannot be altered; if a new function is needed, a new metamaterial needs to be made.
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