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Submission + - New Metamaterial Means More Efficient Solar Cells (gizmag.com)

ElectricSteve writes: Metamaterials are manmade substances designed to do some very weird things that natural materials don’t. The path of a beam of light through a natural material like glass is predictable, but scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have engineered an optical material that bends light in the wrong direction. This new negative-index metamaterial (NIM) could have several valuable uses including invisibility cloaking, superlensing (imaging nano-scale objects using visible light) and improved light collection in solar cells.
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New Metamaterial Means More Efficient Solar Cells

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