Plasmonics research could have vast implications on many fields from miniaturizing future gadgets to invisibility

03/05/2014 - 00:00

  By <a href="">Dawn Fuller</a> -<br><br><a href="">University of Cincinnati researchers are discovering how to manipulate light to one day better view the world’s tiniest objects through a super-lens, as well as how to hide an object in plain sight.  Masoud Kaveh-Baghbadorani, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati’s physics program, will present this research on March 4, at the American Physical Society Meeting in Denver.</a><br><a href=""><br>The research focuses on exciting collective oscillations of metal electrons called plasmons, and on directing light through nanometer-thin metal films, about a thousand times thinner than a human hair. The result could empower integrated circuits or facilitate a super-lens with seven times the strength of a standard microscope, opening further research into fields such as studying microorganisms and viruses. </a><br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI </a>