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All smoke and metamaterials

An illusion device, placed near but not enclosing an object of arbitrary shape, manipulates and transforms light scattered off the object so as to give it the appearance of a completely different object.

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Figure 1: An illusion device in action.

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Pendry, J. All smoke and metamaterials. Nature 460, 579–580 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/460579a

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