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September 8th, 2010

Metamaterial Discovery the Combinatorial Way

Abstract:
British engineers perfect a way to characterise the properties of new photonic metamaterials using the brute force methods of combinatorial chemistry.

The ability to make and test thousands of different but structurally related molecules has had a huge impact on the pharmaceutical industry. These days, it's not uncommon for a company to make (or simulate) tens of thousands of similar molecules in an attempt to identify one in which the required biochemical activity is optimised. This brute force method, called combinatorial chemistry, is also used to identify new catalysts, light emitting materials and electronic devices.

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