Splash, pop, sizzle: Information processing with phononic computing

@article{Sklan2015SplashPS,
  title={Splash, pop, sizzle: Information processing with phononic computing},
  author={Sophia Sklan},
  journal={AIP Advances},
  year={2015},
  volume={5},
  pages={053302}
}
Phonons, the quanta of mechanical vibration, are important to the transport of heat and sound in solid materials. Recent advances in the fundamental control of phonons (phononics) have brought into prominence the potential role of phonons in information processing. In this review, the many directions of realizing phononic computing and information processing are examined. Given the relative similarity of vibrational transport at different length scales, the related fields of acoustic, phononic… Expand
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