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Optimizing the Band Gap of Effective Mass Negativity in Acoustic Metamaterials
Applied Physics Letters
  • Kwek Tze Tan, University of Akron Main Campus
  • H. H. Huang
  • C. T. Sun
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A dual-resonator microstructure design is proposed for acoustic metamaterials to achieve broadband effective mass negativity. We demonstrate the advantage of acoustic wave attenuation over a wider frequency spectrum as compared to the narrow band gap of a single-resonator design. We explicitly confirm the effect of negative effective mass density by analysis of wave propagation using finite element simulations. Examples of practical application like vibration isolation and blast wave mitigation are presented and discussed.
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Kwek Tze Tan, H. H. Huang and C. T. Sun. "Optimizing the Band Gap of Effective Mass Negativity in Acoustic Metamaterials" Applied Physics Letters Vol. 101 Iss. 1 (2012) p. 241902 - 241902
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