Polarization gaps and negative group velocity in chiral phononic crystals: Layer multiple scattering method

Huanyang Chen, Kin Hung Fung, Hongru Ma, C. T. Chan

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We designed chiral phononic crystals and studied their properties by using the layer multiple scattering method. The transmittance curves and the corresponding band structures show that this kind of structure possesses significant polarization gaps. The chiral structures break the symmetry so that the degenerate transverse modes split into a pair of right-hand polarized mode and left-hand polarized mode. The polarization splitting in the low-frequency range is enhanced in systems of large filling ratios. We also demonstrate that chiral structures containing strongly resonant units can induce negative group velocity in elastic waves, and stronger resonance brings a wider band of negative group velocity.
Original languageEnglish
Article number224304
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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