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News 2015
ESOMAT 2015 oral presentation awardESOMAT 2015 oral presentation award goes to H. Oßmer from IMT

For his presentation „Elastocaloric cooling by ultra-low fatigue SMA films“ Ph.D. student H. Oßmer (second from right) was granted the award for the best oral presentation of a student at the ESOMAT 2015 in Antwerp (Belgium).

Micrometer-Sized Plasmonic ModulatorMicrometer-Sized Plasmonic Modulator for Energy Efficient Optical Communication

In the nature Photonics magazine, researchers of KIT and ETH present a device of only 10 µm in length, which converts digital electrical into optical signals at a rate of up to 72 GBit/s. It is the most compact high-speed plasmonic modulator in the world.

Contrary to other transparent surfaces, the wings of the glasswing butterfly (Greta Oto) hardly reflect any light. (Photo: Radwanul Hasan Siddique, KIT)Researchers of IMT Explain Transparency of Butterfly Wings

Irregular Nanostructures on the Transparent Wing of the Glasswing Butterfly (Greta Oto) Prevent the Reflection of Light – Publication in Nature Communications – Researchers of IMT Plan Applications

Nano Sculpture from Jonty HurwitzTRUST – Jonty Hurwitz’ s Nano Sculpture of a Woman

In collaboration with the British artist Jonty Hurwitz an the KNMF (KNMF) a sculpture of a woman with a height of only about 100 µm was made in IMT’ s laboratories. For pictures and a CNN video from the making of please visit: