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Press Release 07-143

Getting Light to Bend Backwards

Uniquely sandwiched materials coax light to defy nature and skirt the laws of refraction

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An artist's rendition of the new light-bending metamaterial.

An artist's rendition of the new light-bending metamaterial developed by researchers at NSF's Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment Engineering Research Center and NSF's Princeton Center for Complex Materials Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

Credit: Keith Drake

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