New hybrid structure engineered by scientists

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A team of international scientists have engineered a new hybrid structure that they claim possess characteristics not found in natural materials.

The research, led by Exeter University, shows how the unique properties possessed by graphene can be used to control and manipulate electromagnetic radiation over different wave lengths by creating artificial structures.

This is done by combining the graphene’s nano-ribbons, in which the electrons can oscillate forward and back, together with a split ring resonator. The careful design of this system means it can strongly interact with electromagnetic radiation.