Jun 30, 2023

Magical Material That Blocks Microwaves and Infrared Heat Also Shifts from Transparent to Translucent

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A seemingly magical material can block microwaves, infrared (IR) heat, and light and then magically shift to a transparent state that also allows IR and microwaves to pass through simply by being stretched or contracted.

Inspired by the properties of squid skin, which can shift from translucent to opaque due to the presence of iridocytes and chromatophores, the new material could help create stealth materials, safeguard electronic devices, dramatically improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, and even protect against microwave weapons.

No One Has Accomplished All of These Feats in One Material .

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