Partial list of URLs For Science Websites Carrying News Stories on Left Handed Materials

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  1. Future Tech: Through the Looking Glass
    Scientists reverse the laws of optics in a quest to create the perfect lens
    By Philip Ball
    Discover (April 2002)

  2. New 'left-handed media' boast some unusual properties.
    Physics Watch
    CERN Courier, Volume 40, No. 4, 2002.

  3. 'Metamaterial' holds promise for antennas, optics.
    By R. Colin Johnson
    EE Times: Electronic Design, Technology and News Network, May 11, 2001 (4:22 p.m. EST)

    Physics News 534, April 13, 2001

  5. Bending Light the Wrong Way
    By M. C. K. Wiltshire
    Science, Volume 292, Number 5514, Issue of 6 Apr 2001, pp. 60-61.

  6. Magic material flips refractive index
    An incredible characteristic of a radical new material has been verified by American physicists. Sheldon Schultz and colleagues at the University of California at San Diego have built a composite material that exploits a quirk in the fundamental rules of optics - it has a negative refractive index (R A Shelby et al 2001 Science 292 77). The special structure could overcome the diffraction limit to make a perfect lens - and revolutionise optoelectronics.
    By Katie Pennicott (Editor of PhysicsWeb)
    Physics Web, 5 April 2001

  7. New 'left-handed' material getting curiouser
    Physicists at the University of California at San Diego this week announced the creation of a strange new material which could add a new dimension to cellular communication.
    By Rory McGee (3.24.00)
    Inside Science News Service, 5 April 2001

  8. Left-Handed Material Has Negative Index Of Refraction
    Contact: David Smith and Kim McDonald
    Unisci International Science News, 6 April 2001

  9. Snell's Law Reversed in 'Left-Handed' Composite Material

    "We have demonstrated for the first time that metamaterials can be engineered to have specific electromagnetic behaviors that are physically impossible for natural materials," said UCSD physicist David Smith.
    By UCSD, Media Contact: Kim McDonald (858) 534-7572,
    Newswise, April 5 2001

  10. Left and Right
    An array of tiny rings and wires is all that is needed, Philip Ball discovers, to reverse one of nature's rules and make light behave in a 'left-handed' way.
    By Philip Ball
    Nature (29 March 2000)

    By Phillip F. Schewe and Ben Stein
    American Institute of Physics: Number 476 (Story #1), March 24, 2000

    EMBARGOED UNTIL MARCH 21, 2000, 1 p.m. Central Time
    By UC San Diego
    Media Contact, Kim McDonald (858) 534-7572, kimmcdonald@ucsd.ed

  13. Physicists Produce "Left-Handed" Composite Materials
    Physicists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have produced a new class of composite materials with physical properties that scientists theorized might be possible, but had never before been produced.
    By Amber Jones
    National Science Foundation: News - March 21, 2000. Embargoed until 1 p.m. EST

  14. New Materials have "Reversed" Physical Properties
    Project scientist David Smith says these unique materials essentially reverse many of the physical electromagnetic or light scattering properties governing normal materials, including the Doppler effect.
    Interview of David Smith (UCSD) By Larissa Branin
    Science Today: Program 632, June 6 2000

  15. Novel Composite Material Exhibits Reverse Electromagnetic Properties
    Search and Discovery
    By Richard Fitzgerald
    Physics Today, May 2000, pg. 17

  16. Physicists invent "left-handed" material
    Physics Web, 24 March 2000.

  17. Lefty Materials
    Scientists have found many ways to affect the passage of light through different materials, bringing us such devices as the telescope and polarized sunglasses. Now, two physicicsts at U.C. San Diego have developed a medium in which light behaves backwards. A ray of light consists of electric and magnetic fields oscillating in concert. The orientation of the two fields determines the direction in which the light travels„a relationship physicists call the "right hand rule." In a "left-handed" material, however, the light moves backwards, and all kinds of strange effects arise. For example, light refracts in the wrong direction; so if water were a left-handed material, and one were to dip a pencil in it, instead of magnifying the pencil, the water would make it look smaller. Particularly remarkable is the fact that this new material is made entirely of ordinary copper arranged in a carefully calibrated array of tiny rings and wires. The researchers hope to find applications for their discovery in the telecommunications industry.
    Science and Technology in Congress
    Heard Off the Hill, May 2000

  18. Space Media Network (file removed-paper copy available)

  19. Light runs backwards in time
    The concept of a refractive index is familiar to every physicist: wine glasses sparkle, deep pools appear shallow and camera lenses focus sharp images. As every physics student knows, Snell's law relates the angles of incidence and refraction in materials with different refractive indices. However, physicists at the University of California at San Diego have now made a material with a negative refractive index.
    In the June issue of Physics World magazine, John Pendry from Imperial College in London, explains how they made this unusual material and describes its various properties.
    Physics Web, June 2000

  20. New 'left-handed' material getting curiouser
    "This is Alice in Wonderland, the effects get curiouser and curiouser," Schultz said.
    By Rory McGee

Partial list of URLs For Websites Carrying News Stories on Left Handed Materials

  1. Minneapolis StarTribune (File removed-paper copy available)

  2. Austin American Statesman (File removed-paper copy available)

  3. Left-Handed' Material Said to Reverse Energy
    By Joel Achenbach, Washington Post Staff Writer
    Washington Post Wednesday, March 22, 2000; Page A13 (Link removed Ü paper copy available)
    (copy of AchenbachÍs Washington Post article available here)'Left-Handed'%20Material%20Said%20to%20Reverse%20Energy.htm

  4. Dallas Morning News (file removed-paper copy available)

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