Thermal invisibility based on scattering cancellation and mantle cloaking
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Online Publication Date2015-04-30
Print Publication Date2015-09
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/552482
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AbstractWe theoretically and numerically analyze thermal invisibility based on the concept of scattering cancellation and mantle cloaking. We show that a small object can be made completely invisible to heat diffusion waves, by tailoring the heat conductivity of the spherical shell enclosing the object. This means that the thermal scattering from the object is suppressed, and the heat flow outside the object and the cloak made of these spherical shells behaves as if the object is not present. Thermal invisibility may open new vistas in hiding hot spots in infrared thermography, military furtivity, and electronics heating reduction.
CitationThermal invisibility based on scattering cancellation and mantle cloaking 2015, 5:9876 Scientific Reports
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