Composite acoustic medium with simultaneously negative density and modulus

Sam Hyeon Lee, Choon Mahn Park, Yong Mun Seo, Zhi Guo Wang, Chul Koo Kim

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We fabricated an acoustic composite structure consisting of a periodic array of interspaced membranes and side holes. Experimental data on the transmission, effective density, and phase velocity are presented. The system exhibits two critical frequencies, ωSH and ωc. Our metamaterial is double negative and transparent for frequencies lower than ωSH. For the frequencies ωSH<ω<ωc, the medium is opaque and only the density is negative. For the frequencies above ωc, the system is double positive and transparent. The present medium exhibits a very wide double negative spectral range that opens the possibility of the application of metamaterials for "white lights."

Original languageEnglish
Article number054301
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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