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Contact: James Riordon
American Physical Society

Clearly Opaque

Caption: Knowing enough about the way light is scattered through materials would allow physicists to see through opaque substances, such as the sugar cube on the right. In addition, physicists could use information characterizing an opaque material to put it to work as a high quality optical component, comparable to the glass lens show on the left.

Credit: American Physical Society

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