2-D Invisibility Cloak Created

December 19, 2007 | Source: Science Daily

University of Maryland researchers have used plasmon technology to create the world’s first invisibility cloak for visible light and a superlens microscope that allows for viewing details of previously undetectable nanoscale objects.

The microscope could one day image living cells, viruses, proteins, DNA molecules, and other samples. The team hopes to improve the resolution to about 10 nanometers.