Acoustic metamaterials with spinning components

Degang Zhao, Yao Ting Wang, Kin Hung Fung, Zhao Qing Zhang, C. T. Chan

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We show that an acoustic metamaterial consisting of an array of spinning cylindrical inclusions can possess many unusual properties, including folded bulk bands and interface-state bands. The folding of bands inside the first Brillouin zone is made possible by a rotation-induced antiresonance of compressibility and the rotational Doppler effect. Both bulk and interface-state band dispersions exhibit remarkable filling-fraction-dependent features such as the emergence of a cutoff frequency when the filling fraction exceeds a critical value. Robust one-way transport properties are supported by nondegenerate interface states, but within the same band, interface states at different frequencies can have different propagation directions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054107
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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