[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150103611]
Researchers Dr David Powell; A/Prof Dragomir Neshev; Dr Mikhail Lapine; A/Prof Andrea Alu
Brief description This project will investigate the interaction between electromagnetic waves and mechanical motion in structured media. Enhancing this interaction will improve a number of modern technologies, such as nano-scaled motors, traps for biological samples and optical wrenches. Modern fabrication techniques will link the electromagnetic and mechanical properties of media, so that the electromagnetic forces will greatly increase, making such devices able to manipulate larger objects. Structured materials can also change their properties dynamically, enabling material properties to be altered in real time. This mechanism will form the basis of advanced tunable components to control waves at visible, infrared, terahertz and microwave wavelengths.
Funding Amount 434300
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects