Reduced acoustic cloaks based on temperature gradients

Autores UPV
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Revista APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS

Abstract

This letter presents the design of a reduced acoustic cloak that uses a temperature gradient in order to obtain sound speeds larger than in air. The cloak consists of a circular acoustic crystal made of ten concentric layers of rigid cylinders whose surfaces are heated or cooled in order to get the temperature gradient needed for cloaking behavior. The total pressure field produced by the scattering of sound waves impinging this complex structure is computed and it is shown how acoustic waves are bent in a way similar to that predicted for perfect cloaking devices. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.