Nicolas Viard

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A new class of architected materials is designed to control the propagation of sound. The proposed system comprises an array of elastomeric helices in background air and is characterized by frequency ranges of strong wave attenuation (bandgaps) in the undeformed configuration. Upon axially stretching the helices, such bandgaps are suppressed, enabling the(More)
Our research efforts concentrate on focusing photon and sound into sub-wavelength scales. While we emphasize on new insights of material and device design from fundamental approaches, we also actively pursue the applications of our technology in the areas of nanofabrication, energy conversion, communication, and biomedical imaging. Acoustic metamaterials(More)
Isosurfaces of sound waves traveling through an architected material proposed by K. Bertoldi and co-workers on page 1631 are depicted. The material comprises a square array of elastomeric helices in background air and acts as an on/off acoustic switch. It is characterized by frequency ranges of strong wave attenuation (bandgaps) in the undeformed(More)
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