Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa

Designer matter: Fascinating interactions of light and sound with metamaterials

  • Andrea Alù (a1)

Metamaterials are artificial materials with emerging physical properties that go well beyond those of their individual constituents, providing interesting opportunities to tailor interactions between waves and matter. This article provides an overview of recent research activity in electromagnetics, nano-optics, acoustics and mechanics, showing how suitably tailored meta-elements and their arrangements open exciting venues to manipulate and control waves in unprecedented ways. Theoretical and experimental efforts to realize metamaterials for scattering suppression, nanostructures and metasurfaces to control wave propagation and radiation, large nonreciprocity in bulk materials without magnetism, giant nonlinear responses in properly tailored metasurfaces, and metasurfaces with balanced loss and gain are discussed. Physical insights into the exotic phenomena behind the metamaterial responses, new devices based on these concepts, and their impact on technology are also discussed.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

MRS Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0883-7694
  • EISSN: 1938-1425
  • URL: /core/journals/mrs-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *



Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 11
Total number of PDF views: 62 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 439 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 8th September 2017 - 25th September 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.