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Dynamically tunable IR reflector could adaptively cloak thermally emitting objects
10 May, 2018 | LaserFocusWorldFull Text External Link Indicator
"Inspired by the adaptive skin of squids, Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created a Bragg-reflector-based surface that changes IR properties when electrically stimulated.1 The thin swatches can quickly change how they reflect heat, smoothing or wrinkling their surfaces in under a second after being stretched or electrically triggered. This can potentially make them invisible to infrared night vision tools or lets them modulate their IR emission temperatures." by John Wallace