The new metals surpasses the human eye and can become the future of optical technologies
Scientists have created a lens that not only helps to see better, but can also make a breakthrough in the field of optical equipment.
What is known
Researchers from the school of engineering and applied sciences named after John A. Paulson at Harvard University created a lens based on artificial muscles technology. The new metals works on the principle of the human eye and can focus on objects in real time. In addition, the lens is able to correct astigmatism and shift of images that prevent a person from clearly seeing the world around him. And in size it is less than classic lenses.
Metals surpasses the “classic counterpart” and in terms of design. Thanks to the nanoparticles, the lens is able to focus the light, capturing the spectrum visible to man. At the same time, classic lenses use several elements to achieve this effect.
This is the second version of metalinza. The first samples were too small to use technology in other areas in addition to medicine. Now the researchers managed to create a metalaza, which is more than one centimeter. The more, the better, because then the technology can be applied, for example, in cells. The lens should be large enough to cover the sensors and not create the vignetting effect.
Metalinzes will not soon get to consumer electronics, but today scientists are evaluating the potential of technology. In addition to cameras, such lenses are useful for supplemented and virtual reality.