New Publication: Tailoring the spectral properties of layered chiral mid-infrared metamaterials

Congratulations to final year PGR Hannah Barnard, whose paper ‘Tailoring the spectral properties of layered chiral mid-infrared metamaterials‘ was published in Applied Physics Letters last month. Hannah explains the significance of the paper’s findings: Metamaterials, an important class of man-made material in which metals are patterned into periodic, subwavelength structures, can be designed for a […]

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Exeter’s Centre for Metamaterial Research and Innovation Exeter secures significant grant to revolutionise wireless and computing technologies

The University of Exeter has received a £1.8 million research grant for a collaboration with the National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Metamaterials (CfM) in the USA to develop advanced, reconfigurable metamaterials that will revolutionise technologies such as wireless communication networks, remote imaging and artificial intelligence type computing. The project will be led […]

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New Publication: Transition Metal Synthetic Ferrimagnets: Tunable Media for All-Optical Switching Driven by Nanoscale Spin Current

Congratulations to fourth year PGRs David Newman and Connor Sait, who have co-authored the paper ‘Transition Metal Synthetic Ferrimagnets: Tunable Media for All-Optical Switching Driven by Nanoscale Spin Current‘, recently published in Nano Letters. Synthetic ferrimagnets (SFi’s) represent a promising avenue for magnetic data storage devices since they have greater tunability (by varying the thickness […]

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New Publication: Designing the collective non-local responses of metasurfaces

Congratulations to third year PGR James Capers, whose paper ‘Designing the collective non-local responses of metasurfaces’ was published in Communications Physics last month. James describes the significance of the findings: Recently, there has been growing interest in how metamaterials can be designed to perform a specific function.  The ability to perform specific input field to […]

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James Capers contributes oral presentation at General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS)

Second year PGR James Capers recently gave an oral presentation at General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Held only every 3 years, URSI GASS is one of the largest conferences about the theory of electromagnetism and radio science, attracting some of the biggest names in the field of Metamaterials […]

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New Publication: Experimental characterization of acoustic beaming from an elastic plate by coupled symmetric leaky Lamb modes

Congratulations to CDT alumnus Dr Tom Graham, whose paper ‘Experimental characterization of acoustic beaming from an elastic plate by coupled symmetric leaky Lamb modes’ has recently been published in Physical Review B. Tom graduated in 2019. Abstract Designer mode dispersions with properties such as negative or zero group velocities have applications in tailored wave propagation […]

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New Publication: Coupled Scholte modes supported by soft elastic plates in water

Congratulations to third year PGR Beth Staples, whose paper ‘Coupled Scholte modes supported by soft elastic plates in water’ was recently published in Physical Review E. Abstract Localized acoustic surface waves supported by a “soft” elastic plate in water are explored. Unlike many materials, such as aluminum, for soft interfaces the Scholte wave, a localized […]

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