Research Spotlight

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Electromagnetic metamaterials are artificially structured materials that are designed to interact with and control electromagnetic waves. Electromagnetic waves might be any type of wave in the electromagnetic spectrum (shown here on the figure to the right). Most of us are familiar with light...

Research Thrusts

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CMIP researchers have demonstrated a wide variety of unique RF and microwave metamaterial-based structures.
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At CMIP, work is underway on the use of thin metal stripes as integrated plasmonic waveguides and devices. Our is to build a comprehensive toolbox for long-range surface plasmon (LRSP) engineering.
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All issues associated with multifunctional composites are of interest at CMIP, from the potential applications of such structures to their detailed fabrication and characterization.
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CMIP is currently studying a wide range of plasmonic nanostructures and is interested in exploring the widely varied electromagnetic response of plasmonic nanostructures as a path towards realizing optical frequency metamaterials.
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One of the core research thrusts of CMIP has been the development of design and fabrication methods for high frequency metamaterials.
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An extraordinary range of electromagnetic properties can be engineered in artificially structured metamaterials, with a flexibility unmatched by any conventional material.