Omnidirectional broadband acoustic absorber based on metamaterials

Autores UPV
Revista Applied Physics Letters


We present the design, construction, and experimental characterization of the acoustic analogue of the so called photonic black-hole. The fabricated sample has cylindrical symmetry and consists of two parts, a shell that bends the sound towards the center and a core that dissipates its energy. The shell is made of a metamaterial that perfectly matches the acoustic impedance of air and behaves like a gradient index lens. The experimental data obtained in a multi-modal impedance chamber demonstrate that the proposed acoustic black-hole acts like an onmidirectional broadband absorber with strong absorbing efficiency. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.