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Acoustic flat lensing is achieved here by tuning a phononic array to have indefinite medium behavior in a narrow frequency spectral region along the acoustic branch in the irreducible Brillouin zone (IBZ). This is confirmed by the occurrence of a flat band along an unusual path in the IBZ and by interpreting the intersection point of isofrequency c...

Acoustic flat lensing is achieved here by tuning a phononic array to have indefinite medium behaviour in a narrow frequency spectral region along the acoustic branch. This is confirmed by the occurrence of a flat band along an unusual path in the Brillouin zone and by interpreting the intersection point of isofrequency contours on the corresponding...

The regularity of earthquakes, their destructive power, and the nuisance of ground vibration in urban environments, all motivate designs of defence structures to lessen the impact of seismic and ground vibration waves on buildings. Low frequency waves, in the range $1$ to $10$ Hz for earthquakes and up to a few tens of Hz for vibrations generated b...

The present invention relates to seismic defence structure, in particular structures offering seismic defence for buildings or groups of buildings.

Periodic structures can be engineered to exhibit unique properties observed at symmetry points, such as zero group velocity, Dirac cones and saddle points; identifying these, and the nature of the associated modes, from a direct reading of the dispersion surfaces is not straightforward, especially in three-dimensions or at high frequencies when sev...

In particle accelerators the process of beam absorption is vital. At CERN particle beams are accelerated at energies of the order of TeV. In the event of a system failure or following collisions, the beam needs to be safely absorbed by dedicated protecting blocks. The thermal shock caused by the rapid energy deposition within the absorbing block ca...

We investigate dynamic effective anisotropy in photonic crystals (PCs) through a combination of an effective medium theory, which is a high-frequency homogenization (HFH) method explicitly developed to operate for short waves, as well as through numerical simulations and microwave experiments. The HFH yields accurate predictions of the effective an...

The propagation of waves through microstructured media with periodically
arranged inclusions has applications in many areas of physics and engineering,
stretching from photonic crystals through to seismic metamaterials. In the
high-frequency regime, modelling such behaviour is complicated by multiple
scattering of the resulting short waves between...

Rayleigh-Bloch (RB) waves in elasticity, in contrast to those in scalar wave systems, appear to have had little attention. Despite the importance of RB waves in applications, their connections to trapped modes and the ubiquitous nature of diffraction gratings, there has been no investigation of whether such waves occur within elastic diffraction gr...

We develop a continuum model, valid at high frequencies, for wave propagation through elastic media that contain periodic, or nearly periodic, arrangements of traction free, or clamped, inclusions. The homogenisation methodology we create allows for wavelengths and periodic spacing to potentially be of similar scale and therefore is not limited to...

Platonic crystals (PlCs) are the elastic plate analogue of the photonic crystals widely used in optics, and are thin structured elastic plates along which flexural waves cannot propagate within certain stop band frequency intervals. The practical importance of PlCs is twofold: These can be used either in the design of microstructured acoustic metam...

An effective surface equation, that encapsulates the detail of a microstructure, is developed to model microstructured surfaces. The equations deduced accurately reproduce a key feature of surface wave phenomena, created by periodic geometry, that are commonly called Rayleigh-Bloch waves, but which also go under other names, for example, spoof surf...

In the context of the Large Hadron Collider, high energy particles are dumped onto blocks of material that are commonly called beam-dumps. The high energy deposition is almost instantaneous and can be represented by a very high power source for a short period of time. Temperatures can rise above failure limits at the locations of highest energy dep...

A new beam dump has been designed, which withstands the future proton beam extracted from the Proton Syncrotron Booster (PSB) at CERN, consisting of up to 1E14 protons per pulse at 2 GeV after its upgrade in 2018/2019. In order to be able to efficiently release the deposited heat, the new dump will be made out of a single cylindrical block of a cop...

In this chapter we describe a selection of mathematical techniques and
results that suggest interesting links between the theory of gratings and the
theory of homogenization, including a brief introduction to the latter. By no
means do we purport to imply that homogenization theory is an exclusive method
for studying gratings, neither do we hope to...

We present an accurate methodology for representing the physics of waves, for
periodic structures, through effective properties for a replacement bulk
medium: This is valid even for media with zero frequency stop-bands and where
high frequency phenomena dominate. Since the work of Lord Rayleigh in 1892, low
frequency (or quasi-static) behaviour has...

Metamaterial and photonic crystal structures are central to modern optics and are typically created from multiple elementary repeating cells. We demonstrate how one replaces such structures asymptotically by a continuum, and therefore by a set of equations, that captures the behaviour of potentially high-frequency waves propagating through a period...

Platonic crystals (PCs) are the elastic plate analogue of the photonic
crystals widely used in optics, and are thin structured elastic plates along
which flexural waves cannot propagate within certain stop band frequency
intervals. The practical importance of PCs is twofold: these can be used either
in the design of microstructured acoustic metamat...

In solid-state physics, including photonics and wherever periodic lattice structures occur, it is essential to establish the fundamental features associated with wave propagation through the lattice: This is achieved using Bloch waves, the reciprocal lattice, and the reduction, using periodicity, to consider the irreducible Brillouin zone. A genera...

We consider microstructured thin elastic plates that have an underlying periodic structure, and develop an asymptotic continuu model that captures the essential microstructural behaviour entirely in a macroscale setting. The asymptotics are based upo a two-scale approach and are valid even at high frequencies when the wavelength and microscale leng...

The Beam Dumping System for the Large Hadron Collider comprises for each ring a set of horizontally deflecting extraction kicker magnets, vertically deflecting steel septa, dilution kickers and finally, a couple of hundred meters further downstream, an absorber block. A mobile diluter (TCDQ) protects the superconducting quadrupole immediately downs...

At CERN, the High Radiation to Materials facility (HiRadMat) is designed to test accelerator components under the impact of high-intensity pulsed beams and will start operation in 2012. In this frame an LHC TED-type dump was installed at the end of the line, working in nitrogen over-pressure, and a 254µm-thick beryllium window was placed as barrier...