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Nanoparticle Gel

A photograph of a researcher holding a chiromagnetic nanoparticle gel.

Minjeong Cha, MSE PhD Student, holds a gel made up of chiromagnetic nanoparticles that are a conduit for modulating light in the North Campus Research Complex on January 15, 2018. The new material could potentially help expand use of magnetic fields to modulate light and be used in cutting-edge technologies such as communication in space, optical wireless networks, and sensing for autonomous vehicles. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing