June 2012

Our work on thermal metamaterials is now highlighted by Philip Ball in , News and views, Nature Materials. You can find the article here.

The main thrust of the view is inverting  thermal diffusion in a thermal gradient using thermal metamaterials.

The pictures shown below is one that can illustrate what I am talking about. There is a gradient  from left to right, but within our metamaterial shell, we observe the gradient to be from right to left. The metamaterial device is constructed out of isotropic materials arranged in a spiral fashion( derived by coordinate transformation) to form the anisotropic device. 



This is a experimental demonstration of thermal metamaterial.


Our article on thermal metamaterials is now featured online by
physics today.  The link is here.