Special Issue "Advances and Application of Phononic Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 913
Interests: brillouin light scattering; phononic crystals; thermal dynamics
Interests: composite materials; mechanical behavior of materials
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Phononic crystals (PnCs) with artificially designed periodic microstructures have proved to be of great interest over the past two decades due to their unique properties, which cannot be easily realized in natural materials. Several important features, including negative refraction and bandgap structure, have triggered fundamental and practical studies in many fields, showing great potential for acoustic and thermal applications in everyday life. The deep wavelength nature inherent to phononic crystals spans a wide frequency range, stimulating investigations on their bandgap, negative bulk modulus, and so on. Recently, PnCs have attracted significant attention in energy-harvesting applications. These sophisticatedly designed architectures enable functions such as suppressing undesired noise and vibration, directing wave propagations, and converting acoustic/elastic energy into other forms, some of which have been used in micro-electromechanical systems. Advances in PnCs have aroused significant interest from researchers in multiple disciplines in exploring novel functionalities and extending their applications. This Special Issue aims to highlight PnC-related applications and advances in the field.
We would like to gather together original research articles on any aspect of PnCs. Contributions related (but not limited) to the following topics are welcome: acoustic characteristics of PnCs, topological properties, energy harvesting strategies, heat control of nanosized PnCs, and control of vibration and noise. In addition, papers on the characterization, fabrication, and theoretical analysis of PnCs are within the scope of this Special Issue. Submissions presenting original results, as well as reviews, are encouraged.
Dr. Yu Cang
Dr. Bin Yang
Dr. Fangxin Wang
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- phononic crystals
- wave control
- acoustic metamaterials
- acoustic band gaps
- topological properties
- elastic waves
- energy harvesting
- thermal transport