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Dynamical/Tunable Electromagnetic Materials and Devices

United States Patent Application

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A composite material that is responsive to either electromagnetic or thermal radiation. The composite has a controllable structure that is either dynamically or tunably responsive to such radiation and comprises a metamaterial. Sensors, such as a bolometer, that incorporate the composite are also described.
Padilla, Willie J. (Los Alamos, NM), Averitt, Richard (Newton, MA)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
13/ 039,124
March 2, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.