Comptes Rendus
Metamaterials and invisibility
Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 10 (2009) no. 5, pp. 379-390.

Metamaterials have significantly extended the range of electromagnetic properties available to device designers. An interesting application of these new materials is to the problem of cloaking, where the goal is to render an object invisible to electromagnetic radiation within a certain frequency range. Here, I review the concepts behind recently-proposed invisibility cloaks, and the way in which metamaterials can allow these designs to be realized.

Les métamatériaux ont considérablement élargi le domaine des propriétés électromagnétiques accessibles pour la conception de système optiques. L'invisibilité est une application intéressante de ces nouveaux matériaux dont l'objet est de rendre un objet invisible pour un champ électromagnétique dans un certain domaine de fréquence. Dans cet article, je passe en revue les concepts sous jacents aux capes d'invisibilité récemment proposées et la manière dont les métamatériaux autorisent leur réalisation.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crhy.2009.01.002
Keywords: Metamaterials, Invisibility, Cloaking
Mot clés : Métamatériaux, Invisibilité, Capes d'invisibilité

Ben Wood 1

1 Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Ben Wood. Metamaterials and invisibility. Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 10 (2009) no. 5, pp. 379-390. doi : 10.1016/j.crhy.2009.01.002.

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