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In the past decade, artificial materials with unusual wave interactions have significantly evolved and matured. In honour of the tenth anniversary of the premiere metamaterials conference, we look at the directions in which this field is evolving, and its impact on technology.

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Figure 1: Examples of electromagnetic metamaterials whose bulk properties emerge from their complex microstructure design.
Figure 2: Examples of active, mechanically moving, or largely nonlinear metamaterial devices.


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Alù, A. Prime time. Nature Mater 15, 1229–1231 (2016).

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