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High Frequency Acoustics in Colloid-Based Meso- and Nanostructures by Spontaneous Brillouin Light Scattering


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Tim Still
    Pages 1-8
  3. Tim Still
    Pages 35-52
  4. Tim Still
    Pages 131-134
  5. Tim Still
    Pages 135-138
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 139-141

About this book


The present thesis deals with the exploration of phononic properties of meso- and nanostructured colloid-based composite materials at hypersonic (GHz) frequencies. The emerging field of phononics, the mechanical analogue of photonics, treats the propagation and manipulation of acoustic waves in structured materials. Due to their widely tunable properties (size, density, etc.) and their ability to self-assembly, polymer colloids are ideal systems to realize hypersonic phononics, which are investigated by Brillouin light scattering herein. Therefore, both the mechanical and physical properties of the individual colloidal particles, which manifest in their resonance vibrations (eigenmodes), as well as the acoustic propagation in colloidal structures have been investigated.


Brillouin Light Scattering acoustic band diagram composite material eigenvibrations of colloids hybridization gap meso- and nanostructures phononic crystals photonics polymer stable organic glass

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Polymer ResearcMainzGermany

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