DARPA’s Nascent Light-Matter Interactions (NLM) program aims to develop theory-anchored models that could yield new structures for materials with never-before-seen electromagnetic properties. This artist's concept depicts an example of how an engineered material might be able to convert, generate, or harvest electromagnetic fields exploiting interactions that could have far-reaching effects in areas such as sensing, thermal control, frequency conversion and dynamics.

DARPA to Study Metamaterials

November 15, 2017

A program could result in a better understanding of the physics of structured materials and a systematic design approach for controlling the electromagnetic waves.