> Got this result in Google News:
> A metamaterial can be used together with an optical microscope, and
> apparently a computer to combine the images obtained, to view living cells
> under ordinary light, and yet get images with a resultion heretofore only
> attainable in electron microscopes.
Metamaterials are interesting, agreed. They don't live up to their hype
100%, but then neither does anything else. ;)
> Thus, living cells, that can't be placed in the environment of an electron
> microscope, can now be examined at higher resolution.
> This is exciting news in itself, but it also made me wonder if this might
> not be an alternative to the use of EUV lithography in making integrated
Probably hard to do in litho. The metamaterials I know about rely on
surface plasmon behavior in metals, which doesn't occur in the UV.
Dr Philip C D Hobbs
ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
Briarcliff Manor NY 10510