Edge mode amplification in disordered elastic networks.

@article{Yan2017EdgeMA,
  title={Edge mode amplification in disordered elastic networks.},
  author={Le Yan and J. Bouchaud and M. Wyart},
  journal={Soft matter},
  year={2017},
  volume={13 34},
  pages={
          5795-5801
        }
}
Understanding how mechanical systems can be designed to efficiently transport elastic information is important in a variety of fields, including in materials science and biology. Recently, it has been discovered that certain crystalline lattices present "topologically-protected" edge modes that can amplify elastic signals. Several observations suggest that edge modes are important in disordered systems as well, an effect not well understood presently. Here we build a theory of edge modes in… Expand

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