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"Perfect" Lenses Cheap

Started by Guy Jordan, 09/07/2005 10:39AM
Posted 09/07/2005 10:39AM Opening Post
"A new study from the University of Edinburgh and Pennsylvania State University suggests a smart solution to one of the biggest challenges facing the optics and electromagnetics sector – how to produce near-perfect lenses cheaply."

http://www.physorg.com/news6276.html


How realistic or applicable is this?

-Guy


"I know engineers. They love to change things."

- Leonard McCoy (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
Posted 09/08/2005 04:23PM #1
It would be nice if they can prove their case and actually come up with cheap prototypes. But there has been a LOT of hype about negatively refractive materials in the last couple of years- one wonders if a lot of it has been aimed at getting or renewing nice fat grants.

Jess Tauber