Surface resonant states and superlensing in acoustic metamaterials

Ambati, Muralidhar and Fang, Nicholas and Sun, Cheng and Zhang, Xiang. (2007) Surface resonant states and superlensing in acoustic metamaterials. Physical Review B, 75 (19). p. 195447. ISSN 1098-0121

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We report that the negative material responses of acoustic metamaterials can lead to a plethora of surface resonant states. We determine that negative effective-mass density is the necessary condition for the existence of surface states on acoustic metamaterials. We offer the microscopic picture of these unique surface states; in addition, we find that these surface excitations enhance the transmission of evanescent pressure fields across the metamaterial. The evanescent pressure fields scattered from an object can be resonantly coupled and enhanced at the surface of the acoustic metamaterial, resulting in an image with resolution below the diffraction limit. This concept of acoustic superlens opens exciting opportunities to design acoustic metamaterials for ultrasonic imaging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Negative refraction
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Research Collection > Nanomanufacturing Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers > Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing
Depositing User: Moureen Kemei
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2010 20:33
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2014 21:05

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