Material Sciences

Title :

Fabrication of Optical Meta Material for cloaking in visible wavelength

Area of research :

Material Sciences, Physical Sciences

Focus area :

Materials for disruptive technologies

Principal Investigator :

Rabibrata Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur


Executive Summary :

We are looking at the possible development of optical Metamaterials. These are artificially structured materials which are engineered to exhibit unique properties that arise out of their internal structure and geometry, leading to properties which are not observed regular bulk materials. A combination of sub wavelength internal structures, negative electric permittivity and magnetic permeability leads to unique properties including cloaking! This project aims at utilizing the self assembly of block copolymers followed by metal deposition to develop fabrication route to optical metamaterials in visible wavelength range.


Pallab Banerji, Professor, Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

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