3D print metamaterials with novel optical properties
3D print metamaterials with novel optical properties. The geometry of a moth’s eye provides inspiration for a 3D printed antenna that absorbs specific microwave frequencies from any direction.
According to Sameer Sonkusale, professor of electrical and computer engineering and Aydin Sadeqi, a graduate student in Sankusale’s lab at Tufts University’s School of Engineering who heads the Nano Lab at Tufts and is the corresponding author of the study, “The ability to consolidate functions using metamaterials could be incredibly useful. It’s possible that we could use these materials to reduce the size of spectrometers and other optical measuring devices so they can be designed for portable field study.
The full potential of 3D printing for MEGOs has not yet been realized. There is much more we can do with the current technology, and vast potential as 3D printing inevitably evolves”.
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