IR camouflage: Quantum material discovery

Samarium nickelate sample. (Purdue University image/Erin Easterling)
Infrared cameras detect people and other objects by the heat they emit. Now, Purdue MSE professor,
Shriram Ramanathan is part of a team of engineers and collaborators that has discovered a quantum
material that can hide a target by masking its heat properties. 

Professor Shriram Ramanathan and post-doc research assistant, Zhen Zhang.
Professor Shriram Ramanathan and research associate, Zhen Zhang. (Purdue University
image/Erin Easterling)