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Strange New Twist: Berkeley Researchers Discover Möbius Symmetry in Metamaterials
December 20, 2010
Berkeley Lab researchers have discovered Möbius symmetry in metamaterials--materials engineered from artificial "atoms" and "molecules." This phenomenon, never observed in natural materials, could open new avenues for unique applications in quantum electronics and optics.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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