FURI | Spring 2022

Understanding Novel Physical Properties of One-Dimensional Disordered Hyperuniform Metamaterials

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Disordered hyperuniformity (DHU) is a recently discovered state of matter that demonstrates exciting physical properties. By creating a computer model that represents DHU the research team hopes to demonstrate the effects of DHU on materials and showcase potential applications. DHU could heavily impact radar-based technologies as it is isotropic and can be engineered to have highly desirable transport properties for light and energy. Once DHU is understood it could be used to engineer a novel type of material that would offer new angles of approach for longstanding engineering problems.

Student researcher

David Keeney

Materials science and engineering

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2022