International conference on nanostructured metamaterials
7 June 2012
The International Conference on Metamaterials and
Dissemination Workshop 2012, to be held on 3-4 July in Jena, Germany,
will disseminate the latest results on how to model, fabricate,
characterize, and use electromagnetic nanostructured materials to an
audience that is blended from an industry.
Nanostructured materials exhibit significantly different
properties from their bulk equivalents. This opens the door for
materials either for replacement of existing materials (eg magnetic
material not relying on rare earth elements), or for materials with
properties thus far inaccessible, and remarkable new devices.
Metamaterials created by controlling nanostructure can posses
negative dielectric permittivity, negative magnetic permeability, or
even negative refractive index. These properties can be used in
unprecedented optical devices, among them cloaks that render objects
With the purpose to develop new metamaterials, four projects have
been funded by the European Commission within the seventh framework
program targeting the fabrication of functional nanostructured
materials: NIM_NIL, NANOGOLD, MAGNONICS, and METACHEM.
At its heart this conference will have a dissemination workshop
where these four EU-funded projects will present their main findings
to an interested audience and discuss avenues towards their
integration into products.
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