International conference on nanostructured metamaterials 

7 June 2012

The International Conference on Metamaterials and Dissemination Workshop 2012, to be held on 3-4 July in Jena, Germany, will disseminate the latest results on how to model, fabricate, characterize, and use electromagnetic nanostructured materials to an audience that is blended from an industry.

Nanostructured materials exhibit significantly different properties from their bulk equivalents. This opens the door for materials either for replacement of existing materials (eg magnetic material not relying on rare earth elements), or for materials with properties thus far inaccessible, and remarkable new devices.

Metamaterials created by controlling nanostructure can posses negative dielectric permittivity, negative magnetic permeability, or even negative refractive index. These properties can be used in unprecedented optical devices, among them cloaks that render objects invisible.

With the purpose to develop new metamaterials, four projects have been funded by the European Commission within the seventh framework program targeting the fabrication of functional nanostructured materials: NIM_NIL, NANOGOLD, MAGNONICS, and METACHEM.

At its heart this conference will have a dissemination workshop where these four EU-funded projects will present their main findings to an interested audience and discuss avenues towards their integration into products.

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