The Role of Metamaterials in a Sustainable Future

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Apr 19, 2018 12:29:52 PM

 

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The Rare Phenomenon Of Natural Metamaterials

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Nov 20, 2017 11:06:00 AM

Metamaterials are synthetic materials created by humans that use periodic structures called “meta-atoms” to interact with light for a desired effect. For a material to be considered a metamaterial, it must operate on a microscopic-scale. For many metamaterials, individual meta-atom structures cannot be detected by the unaided human eye. Generally, these types of materials do not appear naturally as they are incredibly complex, however, some organisms have naturally developed their own form of metamaterial tissue that changes their colour without pigment.

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What Are Metamaterials?

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Nov 2, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Caption: Visualization of an artificial fluid with a negative index of refraction (right) compared to a fluid with positive index of refraction (left). Photo Credit: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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The Age of Metamaterials: A Perspective on Optical Nano-engineering

Posted by George Palikaras on Oct 26, 2017 9:53:19 AM
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MTI's Perspective on Optical Metamaterials

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Aug 11, 2017 8:46:58 AM

The Gartner Hype Cycle presents the visibility of a certain technology as a function of time. It can be applied to most technological breakthroughs, such as the invention of the transistor, the discovery of the laser, or the early stages of the internet (ARPANET). It is shown in the image below and comprises five stages.

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The Top 11 Most Disruptive Material Technologies in the World

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Jul 19, 2017 10:40:43 AM
  1. Paper

Writing ideas onto paper is certainly not a new phenomenon, however, it is surprisingly not that old. After paper was invented around 100BCE by the Han Dynasty, emperor Ho-Ti started the world’s first paper industry. This rudimentary form of paper was made from mulberry bark hemp rags, and water. The pulp was mashed into a flat patty before being dried in the sun.

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Smart Materials – High Growth Industry

Posted by Metamaterial Team on May 30, 2017 2:34:33 PM

Smart materials have the potential to positively affect lives all over the world. It improves how we use, interact and benefit from light.  With the power to manipulate one of the most fundamental and important resources on our planet, we can now harness it to make a difference around the world.  As this science is relatively new over the last ten to fifteen years, research firms have been making predictions on what type of impact it will have on the global economy.

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MTI is proud to be Halifax’s 2017 Innovative Business of the Year

Posted by Metamaterial Team on Jan 27, 2017 11:51:00 AM

The Halifax Business Awards is the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s most glamorous event of the year. This gala event boasts a spectacular night of entertainment, prestige, and celebration, recognizing risk takers and the success of the thriving business community in Halifax.  

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