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  • n. Any of several lenses, often built using material with negative refractive index, that can resolve images having dimensions less than that of the wavelength of light used

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  • In theory, a superlens might be able to attain visual resolution at the level of the nanometer, which is pretty small - a human hair is about 100,000 nanometers wide.

    Superlens in sight?

  • In biology, a superlens might be able to sense and visually photograph things at the molecular level.

    Superlens in sight?

  • Champaign, Ill. -- University of Illinois scientists say they have created the first acoustic "superlens," an innovation that could impact several technologies.

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  • CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - A team of researchers at the University of Illinois has created the world's first acoustic "superlens," an innovation that could have practical implications for high-resolution ultrasound imaging, non-destructive structural testing of buildings and bridges, and novel underwater stealth technology.

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  • A team of researchers at the University of Illinois has created the world's first acoustic "superlens," an innovation that could have practical implications for high-resolution ultrasound imaging, non-destructive structural testing of buildings and bridges, and novel underwater stealth technology.

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  • June 25th, 2009 WASHINGTON - A team of researchers at the University of Illinois (U. of I.) has created the world's first acoustic "superlens," an innovation that could have practical implications for high-resolution ultrasound imaging, non-destructive structural testing of buildings and bridges, and novel underwater stealth technology.

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  • UI Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering Nicholas X. Fang led a team of colleagues that successfully managed to convert ultrasounds through the new "superlens," on a tiny spot shorter than the width of a wavelength at 60.5 kHz.

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  • The concept of a superlens cloak is a long way from a workable device, but the integrity of the mathematical concept has sent some experimentalists into the laboratory to try and turn the theory into reality.

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  • The concept of a superlens came originally from Sir John Pendry in 2000 – although Milton and his colleagues Nicolae Nicorovici and Ross McPhedran conducted closely related studies back in 1994 – and the concept has been studied extensively.

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  • A superlens, for instance, might find uses in electronics production, allowing machine vision systems to see and operate in much finer detail in the production of everything from semiconductors to DVDs.

    Superlens in sight?

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