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Acoustic Metamaterials

Negative Refraction, Imaging, Lensing and Cloaking

  • Richard V. Craster
  • Sébastien Guenneau
  • Presents the first book on acoustic metamaterials

  • Offers a comprehensive review of recent theoretical and numerical results on negative refraction, lensing and cloaking effects for acoustic and elastic waves in structured materials

  • Covers the emerging research frontier of the novel field of acoustic metamaterials

  • Brings together the leading experts in the field


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 166)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Sébastien Guenneau, Richard V. Craster
    Pages 1-42
  3. Abdelkrim Khelif, Younes Achaoui, Boujemaa Aoubiza
    Pages 43-59
  4. M. Gei, D. Bigoni, A. B. Movchan, M. Bacca
    Pages 61-82
  5. Héctor Estrada, F. Javier García de Abajo, Pilar Candelas, Antonio Uris, Francisco Belmar, Francisco Meseguer
    Pages 83-113
  6. Francesco Simonetti
    Pages 115-139
  7. Mathias Fink, Fabrice Lemoult, Julien de Rosny, Arnaud Tourin, Geoffroy Lerosey
    Pages 141-168
  8. Jensen Li, Zixian Liang, Jie Zhu, Xiang Zhang
    Pages 169-195
  9. Steven A. Cummer
    Pages 197-218
  10. José Sánchez-Dehesa, Daniel Torrent
    Pages 219-239
  11. Michael R. Haberman, Matthew D. Guild, Andrea Alù
    Pages 241-265
  12. M. Kadic, M. Farhat, S. Guenneau, R. Quidant, S. Enoch
    Pages 267-288
  13. Fernando Guevara Vasquez, Graeme W. Milton, Daniel Onofrei, Pierre Seppecher
    Pages 289-318
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 319-323

About this book


Over the past ten years, electromagnetic metamaterials have become ubiquitous in modern photonics research, following Pendry's proposal of a perfect flat lens via negative refraction at the turn of the millennium, and the related development of invisibility cloaks. These two paradigms have their counterparts in another emerging subject of wave motion: Acoustic metamaterials, which are locally resonant structures displaying an effective macroscopic behaviour (such as a negative density) beyond Newton's second law. Applications of acoustic metamaterials range from non-invasive probing and high-resolution tomography in medical imaging, to acoustic camouflaging and seismic protection.

The twelve chapters constituting this book present an up-to-date survey of many aspects of acoustic metamaterials, including filtering effects, extraordinary transmission, subwavelength imaging via tomography or time-reversal techniques, cloaking via transformation acoustics and elastodynamics and even cloaking via acoustic scattering cancellation and active exterior cloaking.  It is hoped that the variety of subjects touched upon in this book, and the ways in which they can be treated theoretically, numerically and experimentally give a grasp of the richness of the emerging topic of acoustic metamaterials and will contribute to initiate even more research activity and applications in the near future.

The book will be a valuable reference for postgraduate students, lecturers and researchers working on acoustic metamaterials and the wider field of wave phenomena.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard V. Craster
    • 1
  • Sébastien Guenneau
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsImperial CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institut Fresnel CNRSMarseilleFrance

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