Localization of ultrasound in a three-dimensional elastic network

  title={Localization of ultrasound in a three-dimensional elastic network},
  author={H. Hu and A. Strybulevych and John H. Page and Sergey E. Skipetrov and Bart A. van Tiggelen},
  journal={Nature Physics},
A systematic study of the propagation of ultrasound through a random network of aluminium beads provides the first demonstration of the Anderson localization of classical waves in a 3D system. 

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The application of the diffusion approximation to describe the propagation of ultrasonic waves through a random, strongly scattering medium and the absolute transmitted intensity of the sound as the sample thickness is varied are demonstrated.