Special Issue "Next Generation Mechanical Metastructures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (23 May 2020).
2. Vessel Performance Monitoring, Starbulk S.A., Greece – USA
Interests: theoretical and computational condensed matter physics; multiple scattering of classical waves in inhomogeneous media; phononic crystals; nanophotonics and nanophononics; phoxonic structures and cavities; photonic and phononic metamaterials; optomechanics; vibration harvesting; phononic isolators and microparticle photophysics
The crystals occurring in nature display the possible types of symmetry enclosed in an abundance of different forms as a result of constitution and environment. The dynamics of the crystalline lattice is also responsible for the crystal’s physical behavior, initiating a connection of utmost importance between quantum mechanics and symmetry. Symmetry plays a great role in ordering the atomic and molecular spectra, for the understanding of which the principles of quantum mechanics provide the key. An exact classical analogue of a natural crystal is a three-dimensional (3D) phononic crystal. Mechanics and symmetry have played an important role in generating structures identified as mechanical metamaterials, the unique properties of which have extended the meaning of mechanical behavior and response to a new level.
The study of classical spectral-gap materials (photonic and phononic crystals) has produced over the last 3 decades the backbone for developing new exciting structures, known as metamaterials, exhibiting exotic properties in relation to regular materials, but most importantly, from a scientific point of a view, they serve as a classical realization of well-known condensed matter physics phenomena, such as Anderson localization, heat management, Dirac point topology, quasicrystals, cavity optomechanics, and many more.
With mechanics (sound and vibration) as the starting point, we explore, in somewhat unchartered regions, the possibilities of developing next-generation metastructures as a fusion of Physics, Engineering, and Applied Mathematics in creating methods, applications, sensors, and metamaterials of a new breed. For that new breed, one has to keep in mind two important aspects: smart and multifunctional.
Submissions of new and original ideas on the subject will hold absolute priority in this pioneering endeavor.
Dr. Ioannis E. Psarobas
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- phononic crystals
- phoxonic crystals
- sound and vibration
- active metamaterials
- topological acoustics
- heat management
- brillouin scattering
- energy storage and harvesting