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Photothermal Deflection

  1. Nov 7, 2011 #1
    I have recently been interested in photothermal deflection (aka the mirage effect) after having read this article:
    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/invisibility-cloak-mirage/
    and this paper:
    http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-4484/22/43/435704

    I would like to recreate this experiment, is it possible/practical to do in a DIY environment, and without carbon nanotubes? If not, is it possible to make my own carbon nanotubes or buy some?

    Does anybody know if the power requirements are intense? The paper mentioned high voltage was used but not how much current.
     
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