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Published May 2018 | public
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Nanophotonic light sails for relativistic spaceflight by high-power laser beams


We show that designed nanophotonic structures could become multi-band building-block elements of a relativistic light sail, due to their ability to achieve substantial reflectivity and low absorption in the near-IR, significant emissivity in the mid-IR, and a very low mass.

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