A multilayered acoustic hyperlens with acoustic metamaterials

Tzeh Yi Chiang, Liang Yu Wu, Chia Nien Tsai, Lien-Wen Chen

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The acoustic hyperlens can be realized by an alternating layered structure of water and fluid with negative mass density. Based on this alternating layered principle, we propose that an acoustic metamaterial consisting of three layers in water background can be designed to replace the fluid with negative mass density. The effective mass density and bulk modulus of the system which is composed of acoustic metamaterial and water are functions of the frequency. The effective mass density of such a system is close to the negative mass density of the fluid at a specific frequency; thus an acoustic metamaterial hyperlens can be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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