Researchers created a new invisibility cloak, which will make objects more difficult to detect.
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The new kind of camouflage technology, developed at UC San Diego, features two main breakthroughs, the ultra-thin material and the use of the ceramics rather than metallic particles.
UCSD professor Boubacar Kante said his new material can work at 1/10 of the wavelength, hiding from that same 3 cm wavelength.
“Basically, we are ready to make them right now. There’s no fundamental roadblocks. It would be easy to manufacture.”
The reflection pattern from an uncloaked object on a flat surface (top) compared to the reflection pattern of the same object covered with the cloaking device (bottom), which effectively mimics the reflection from a completely flat surface. Credit: Li-Yi Hsu/UC San Diego.
What are the military benefits? Unmanned Areal Vehicles and other planes, ships and anything else interested in dodging radar could have a use for it. And it could also be used as high-end camouflage for any background colors.
via Washington Post