Physics Breakthrough at Twice the Speed of Light

Schematic of Cerenkov. Photo credit: sciencedaily.comPaging Dr. Sarfatti…

"Physicists have developed a new metamaterial structure that successfully demonstrates reverse Cerenkov radiation. They have directly observed a reverse shock wave of light in a specially tailored structure known as a left-handed metamaterial. Although it was first predicted over forty years ago, this is the first unambiguous experimental demonstration of the effect…

"Now a team of physicists at Zhejiang University in China and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a new metamaterial structure that successfully demonstrates reverse Cerenkov radiation. Instead of injecting faster-than-light particles into their metamaterial, they created an optical analogue of particles moving at twice light speed…"

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