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1/16/2014

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A side view of the 'superlens.' Its width and thickness affect its ability to boost the wireless transfer of power using EM fields. (Source: Courtesy of Duke University)
A side view of the "superlens." Its width and thickness affect its ability to boost the wireless transfer of power using EM fields.
(Source: Courtesy of Duke University)

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prabhakar_deosthali
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"Superlens" quite interesting
prabhakar_deosthali   1/17/2014 6:02:03 AM
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The concept of the 'Superlens'  for wireless power transfer is quite interesting. This could be very useful for charging of electrical vehicles as they can be charged while on the move by the proximity magnetic field .

I think a similar approach has been used for the driver less electric vehicle , I saw , on some other blog .

zewde yeraswork
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Re: "Superlens" quite interesting
zewde yeraswork   1/17/2014 10:45:07 AM
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Agreed, a technology that can boost the wireless transfer of power involves a whole range of possibilities. We shall see how this plays out and where it ends up being used.

AZskibum
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Re: "Superlens" quite interesting
AZskibum   1/17/2014 12:45:51 PM
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It's a clever design and looks like it lends itself quite well to their next enhancement -- the addition of dynamic tuning. If implemented in a smaller & thinner form factor, this approach could also do wonders for wireless charging pads for mobile devices. 

Chris Henrikson
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Meta-material performance is disappointing
Chris Henrikson   1/17/2014 9:07:24 PM
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I read the paper.  The peak simulated power transfer efficiency is 6% at about 14 cm.  If there were no fancy metamaterials, it would achieve 6% efficiency at 10 cm, and the efficiency is much higher at smaller distances.

I don't see it being more than a laboratory curiosity for a long while.

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