Navigation Links
Transparent material breakthrough
Date:11/21/2011

A program co-funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) was chosen by Time Magazine for its List of Best Inventions of 2011.

Drs Ali Aliev, Yuri Gartstein and Ray Baughman, of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), have succeeded in producing what is technically referred to as the "mirage effect from thermally modulated transparent carbon nanotube sheets," or, as some in the popular press have termed it: an 'invisibility cloak'."

The key to this breakthrough are carbon nanotubesthe successful result of another ongoing AFOSR-funded UTD programthat have the ability to disappear when rapidly heated. In reality, this effect is due to photothermal deflection, or a mirage effect, quite similar to what a driver may experience when a highway in the distance becomes so hot that a section of the road may look like a pool of water. This is due to the bending of the light around the hot road surface wherein the driver actually sees the reflected sky in place of the pavement. The carbon nanotubes create much the same effect when heated.

AFOSR funding for this program was critical in enabling nanotube sheet fabrication which offers key advantages for photothermal deflection which permits the transparency effect to take place. This unique characteristic of nanotube sheets may one day result in applications such as photo-deflectors and for switchable transparency materials, as well as their use as thermoacoustic projectors and sonar.


'/>"/>

Contact: Robert P. White
robert.white@afosr.af.mil
703-588-0665
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. USC researchers print dense lattice of transparent nanotube transistors on flexible base
2. NIST scientists address wrinkles in transparent film development
3. Scientists produce transparent, light-harvesting material
4. Transparent conductive material could lead to power-generating windows
5. UV-transparent coating for image sensors
6. Zeus Webinar: Bioabsorbable Polymers as Biomaterials
7. NPL to create encyclopedia for space nanomaterials
8. New carbon material shows promise of storing large quantities of renewable electrical energy
9. New graphene-based material clarifies graphite oxide chemistry
10. Nomad Bioscience: New Plant Biotechnology Company Founded to Focus on Biomaterials and Biopharmaceuticals
11. Nanoscale carbon materials research wins the 2008 Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... , ... Do More with OHAUS , With the launch of the new ... weighing industry, to extending its expertise across the entire laboratory to a range of ... allowing for its customers to 'Do More' in the lab. , Efficiency ...
(Date:6/19/2017)... ... June 19, 2017 , ... A colony of healthy honey ... and tissues by delivering pollen and nectar containing nutrients necessary for growth and survival. ... healthy. , Many recent indicators point to a decline in honey bee health. Sick ...
(Date:6/15/2017)... ... June 15, 2017 , ... Cybrexa Therapeutics, a start-up ... of financing in the amount of $6 million. An investment vehicle affiliated with ... round. , The Series B funding will enable Cybrexa to complete the build-out ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... ... June 14, 2017 , ... Slone Partners welcomed a panel ... the executive search firm, “Building Value in Precision Medicine: Can We Overcome the ... Medicine, led an open discussion with expert panelists Troy Cox, CEO of Foundation ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/13/2017)... 2017 According to a new market research report ... Identity Administration, and Authorization), Service, Authentication Type, Deployment Mode, Vertical, and Region ... expected to grow from USD 14.30 Billion in 2017 to USD 31.75 ... ... MarketsandMarkets Logo ...
(Date:4/6/2017)... LONDON , April 6, 2017 ... Control, RFID, ANPR, Document Readers, by End-Use (Transportation & ... Energy Facility, Oil, Gas & Fossil Generation Facility, Nuclear ... Healthcare, Educational, Other) Are you looking for ... Authentication sector? ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... 3, 2017  Data captured by IsoCode, ... detected a statistically significant association between the ... treatment and objective response of cancer patients ... predict whether cancer patients will respond to ... well as to improve both pre-infusion potency testing ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):