Experimental evidence for the existence of absolute acoustic band gaps in two-dimensional periodic composite media

J. O. Vasseur, P. A. Deymier, G. Frantziskonis, G. Hong, B. Djafari-Rouhani, L. Dobrzynski

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Transmission of acoustic waves in two-dimensional binary solid/solid composite media composed of arrays of Duralumin cylindrical inclusions embedded in an epoxy resin matrix is studied. The experimental transmission spectrum and theoretical band structure of two periodic arrays of cylinders organized on a square lattice and on a centred rectangular network are reported. Absolute gaps extending throughout the first two-dimensional Brillouin zone are predicted. The measured transmission is observed to drop to noise level throughout frequency intervals in reasonable agreement with the calculated forbidden frequency bands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6051-6064
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number27
StatePublished - Jul 13 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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