Acoustic and Elastic Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
The paradigm of metamaterials, in which engineered structures are used to control wave propagation and transport, are applicable to a wide range of dynamical systems. First conceived for electromagnetics, the field now finds extremely wide applicability in controlling mechanical wave propagation including acoustic waves in fluids and elastic waves in solids. The past decade of research in these areas has delivered many advances, pushing the field from its origins in phononic crystals, negative refractive index metamaterials, and transformation acoustics to the breadth of topics being pursued at present. This Special Topic aims to further advance acoustic and elastic metamaterials research across all areas of the field through new theoretical concepts and metamaterial design approaches, new experimental implementations and demonstrations, and new devices and applications.
Guest Editors: Steven Cummer, Vincent Tournat, Chiara Daraio, and Jensen Li