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Finite-Frequency Topological Maxwell Modes in Mechanical Self-Dual Kagome Lattices

  title={Finite-Frequency Topological Maxwell Modes in Mechanical Self-Dual Kagome Lattices},
  author={Hrishikesh Danawe and Heqiu Li and Kai Sun and Serife Tol},
In this Letter, an elastic twisted kagome lattice at a critical twist angle, called self-dual kagome lattice, is shown to exhibit peculiar finite-frequency topological modes which emerge when certain conditions are satisfied. These states are topologically reminiscent to the zero energy (floppy) modes of Maxwell lattices but they occur at a finite frequency in the band gap of self-dual kagome lattice. Thus, we present a completely new class of topological modes which share similarities with both… 

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