Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak closer to reality after 4.9m pounds grant

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London, Nov 13 (ANI): Scientists from Imperial College London and the University of Southampton have been granted 4.9million pounds for inventing Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak.

They are using metamaterials that makes the object invisible by bending light away from it.

Metamaterials are man-made structured composite materials created by altering the internal structure of existing materials with the help of complex nanoscale patterns.

The Levenshulme Trust has awarded the grant for further research in the field, reports the Telegraph.

With the grant, scientists hope to develop materials, which force light to flow around the object camouflaging it from the human eye.

The surface can be made to manipulate all forms of radiation such as light, microwaves and terahertz radiation leading to potential uses in medicine, security and data communications.

Professor Sir John Pendry, a world-leading physicist at ICL, had first proposed the invisibility cloak in 2006.

"I anticipate this technology will do things we already do, but do them better and cheaper. For hundreds of thousands of years we have used chemistry to alter materials, and we have taken this as far as it can go," said Pendry. (ANI)

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