Artificial Atoms Could Harness the Secret Power of Metamaterials

Published on November 18, 2017
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! The superlattices used in metamaterials can be built using crystals called “artificial atoms.” What exactly are these tiny building blocks?

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Surprise Discovery Shows ‘Artificial Atoms’ Rapidly Self-Assembling Into Complex Structures
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gybzjw/surprise-discovery-shows-artificial-atoms-rapidly-self-assembling-into-complex-structures
“Really, we’ve been in the midst of a metamaterials revolution for about the past decade—with atomically thin graphene at the heart of much of said revolution—and it likely hasn’t even peaked. Consider a new paper out Monday in Nature describing the rapid crystallization of superlattice nanostructures from engineered ‘artificial atoms.’”

Graphene: Everything You Need to Know About the ‘Miracle Material’
https://www.seeker.com/tech/materials/graphene-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-miracle-material
“Graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on Earth, is just one atom thick yet 150 times stronger than the same weight of steel. A square meter of graphene is 1,000 times lighter than a piece of paper and more flexible than rubber.”

‘Meta-Skin’ Truly Cloaks Objects From Radar
https://www.seeker.com/meta-skin-truly-cloaks-objects-from-radar-1770984402.html
“A team at Iowa State University led by electrical and computer engineering professor Jiming Song and associate professor Liang Dong developed a metamaterial they’re calling “meta-skin.”
Metamaterials are manmade materials that have capabilities greater than the sum of their individual components.”

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