Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings.

  title={Achieving transparency with plasmonic and metamaterial coatings.},
  author={Andrea Al{\'u} and Nader Engheta},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={72 1 Pt 2},
  • A. AlúN. Engheta
  • Published 14 February 2005
  • Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
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