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# Seismic Waveguide of Metamaterials

Modern Physics Letters B (Impact Factor: 0.48). 02/2012; 26(17). DOI: 10.1142/S0217984912501059

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**ABSTRACT:**The authors demonstrate that a class of ultrasonic metamaterial, which is composed of subwavelength resonant units built up by parallel-coupled Helmholtz resonators with identical resonant frequency, possesses broad locally resonant forbidden bands. The bandwidths are strongly dependent on the number of resonators in each unit. The broadening of bands is ascribed to the change of effective acoustic impendence. The coupling effects on the wave vector and negative dynamic modulus are discussed. Numerical simulations by finite element method further confirm the theoretical results.Applied Physics Letters 03/2008; · 3.79 Impact Factor - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**We describe the first practical realization of a cylindrical cloak for linear surface liquid waves. This structured metamaterial bends surface waves radiated by a closely located acoustic source over a finite interval of Hertz frequencies. We demonstrate theoretically its unique mechanism using homogenization theory: the cloak behaves as an effective anisotropic fluid characterized by a diagonal stress tensor in a cylindrical basis. A low azimuthal viscosity is achieved, where the fluid flows most rapidly. Numerical simulations demonstrate that the homogenized cloak behaves like the actual structured cloak. We experimentally analyze the decreased backscattering of a fluid with low viscosity and finite density (methoxynonafluorobutane) from a cylindrical rigid obstacle surrounded by the cloak when it is located a couple of wavelengths away from the acoustic source.Physical Review Letters 10/2008; 101(13):134501. · 7.73 Impact Factor - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**We present theoretically a type of one-dimensional (1D) structured ultrasonic metamaterial that exhibits a forbidden band where both the effective dynamic density and bulk modulus are simultaneously negative. The material consists of a 1D array of repeated unit cells with shunted Helmholtz resonators. The transmission coefficient, wave vector, negative dynamic density, and modulus are determined by means of the acoustic transmission line method (ATLM). The double negativity in the effective dynamic density and bulk modulus is an acoustic counterpart of negative permittivity and permeability in the electromagnetic metamaterials. The double negative band is ascribed to the local resonance. In order to confirm the ATLM results, we further calculate the field intensity, phase distribution, and transmission coefficient using the finite element method. In addition, the influences of some essential geometric acoustic parameters on the transmission properties, such as periodic constant L , are also discussed.Physical Review B 01/2008; 77(4). · 3.66 Impact Factor

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