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October 4, 2019

Structure that’s part bowtie, part funnel and conducts light powerfully

A Vanderbilt University research team developed structure that’s part bowtie, part funnel that conducts light powerfully and nearly indefinitely, as measured by a scanning near-field optical microscope.

[Research supported by the National Science Foundation Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry program (grant ECCS 14-07777).]

Learn more about this research in the Vanderbilt news story Bowtie-funnel combo best for conducting light; team found answer in undergrad physics equation. (Date image taken: August 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 4, 2019)

Credit: Ella Maru Studio

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