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Sound-impenetrable holes in water based on acoustic complementary medium
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1  College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy & Collaborative Innovation Center of Suzhou Nano Science and Technology, Soochow University


By designing a two-dimension acoustic complementary medium of water, we demonstrate the possibility of realizing a sound-impenetrable hole that can block acoustic waves in water. The complementary medium is composed of core-shell rubber cylinders in a square lattice, and possesses the exact negative values of water in both the effective density and bulk modulus at a working frequency. The effects of negative refraction as well as the sound-impenetrable hole are verified by numerical simulations. Interestingly, by introducing a small amount of loss, we find that the functionality of such a sound-impenetrable hole becomes robust and works in a broad frequency range.

Keywords: acoustic metamaterial, complementary medium