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Negative refraction of elastic waves has been studied and experimentally demonstrated in three- and two-dimensional phononic crystals, but Bragg scattering is impractical for low-frequency wave control because of the need to scale the structures to manageable sizes. Here we present an elastic metamaterial with chiral microstructure made of a single-phase(More)
Alternative splicing of premessenger RNA is an important layer of regulation in eukaryotic gene expression. Splice variation of a large number of genes has been implicated in various cell growth and differentiation processes. To measure tissue-specific splicing of genes on a large scale, we collected gene expression data from 11 rat tissues using a(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: Chiral effect in plane isotropic micropolar elasticity and its application to chiral(More)
Recently, there are emerging demands for isotropic material parameters, arising from the broadband requirement of the functional devices. Since inverse Laplace's equation with sliding boundary condition will determine a quasi-conformal mapping, and a quasi-conformal mapping will minimize the transformation material anisotropy, so in this work, the inverse(More)
In transformation optics, the space transformation is viewed as the deformation of a material. The permittivity and permeability tensors in the transformed space are found to correlate with the deformation field of the material. By solving the Laplace's equation, which describes how the material will deform during a transformation, we can design(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: a b s t r a c t One of the significant engineering applications of the elastic(More)
Membrane-type acoustic metamaterials (MAMs) have demonstrated unusual capacity in controlling low-frequency sound transmission/reflection. In this paper, an analytical vibroacoustic membrane model is developed to study sound transmission behavior of the MAM under a normal incidence. The MAM is composed of a prestretched elastic membrane with attached rigid(More)
A significant challenge in conventional heat-shrinkable polymers is to produce controllable microstructures. Here we report that the polymer material fabricated by three-dimensional (3D) printing technique has a heat-shrinkable property, whose initial microstructure can undergo a spontaneous pattern transformation under heating. The underlying mechanism is(More)
By analogy with the electromagnetic wave, the acoustic transparency phenomenon is analyzed for a multilayered sphere with acoustic metamaterials. The neutral-inclusion concept is used to predict the transparency conditions in the quasistatic case, which are further confirmed by a full-wave analysis. The mechanism of the transparency is based on lowering the(More)
A holey-structured metamaterial is proposed for near-field acoustic imaging beyond the diffraction limit. The structured lens consists of a rigid slab perforated with an array of cylindrical holes with periodically modulated diameters. Based on the effective medium approach, the structured lens is characterized by multilayered metamaterials with anisotropic(More)