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Title: Preface to special topic: Selected articles from phononics 2013: The second international conference on phononic crystals/metamaterials, phonon transport and optomechanics, 2-7 June 2013, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

“Phononics” is an interdisciplinary branch of physics and engineering that deals with the behavior of phonons, and more broadly elastic and acoustic waves in similar context, and their manipulation in solids and/or fluids to benefit technological applications. Compared to resembling disciplines, such as electronics and photonics, phononics is a youthful field. It is growing at a remarkable rate, especially when viewed liberally with no limiting constraints on any particular length scale, discipline or application.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  3. Tongji Univ., Shanghai (People's Republic of China); National Univ. of Singapore, Singapore (Republic of Singapore)
  4. Univ. Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia (Spain)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
AIP Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY elasticity; metamaterials; phonons; acoustic waves; materials properties