Special Issue "Phononic Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016)
Phononic crystals are periodic structures for phonons or acoustic/elastic waves, in close analogy to the crystalline structures for electrons. Due to the artificial periodicity and the associated temporal and spatial dispersion, they offer many possibilities to control the propagation of waves. Phenomena not found in conventional matter, as the formation of band gaps, negative refraction, beam self-collimation, subwavelength imaging, localization, waveguiding, and many others, have been exhaustively studied during the last years. Many of these phenomena are related to Bragg scattering effects that become relevant at wavelengths comparable with the periodicity of the system.
The field of phononics is progressing very quickly, being a main part of the current acoustics and vibration research worldwide, and extends beyond the simple periodic structures proposed initially. An extension of the main concepts to other materials, presenting remnants of order, as quasicrystals or random structures, or an increase of complexity by adding elements with a local response, as resonators and membranes, have been shown also relevant to the control of waves in structured media. Finally, nonlinear effects, as those shown by granular crystals, also add new degrees of freedom and open new perspectives in the field of acoustic/elastic wave control.
The current Special Issue of Crystals provides a unique forum for discussion and presentation of recent advances in the fields of research related to phononic crystals. Scientists working in this broad field, including quasicrystals or quasiperiodic structures for acoustic/elastic waves, are invited to present their work in this issue.
The topics summarized under the keywords should be considered only as examples. The volume is open for any advanced topics in the field of Phononic Crystals.
Prof. Dr. Victor J. Sanchez-Morcillo
Dr. Vicent Romero-Garcia
Dr. Luis M. Garcia-Raffi
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- phononic crystals
- sonic crystals
- granular crystals
- band gaps