New research reveals that applying a magnetic field to a chiral metamaterial can change the way it polarizes light — ScienceDaily

Optical activity in chiral molecules has become a hot topic in physics and optics, representing the ability to manipulate the polarized state of light. Understanding how molecules rotate the plane of plane-polarized light has widespread applications, from analytic chemistry to biology and medicine  —  where it can, for example, be used to detect the amount […]