Thin structured rigid body for acoustic absorption
Applied Physics Letters
Reason for embargo
We present a thin acoustic metamaterial absorber, comprised of only rigid metal and air, that gives rise to near unity absorption of airborne sound on resonance. This simple, easily fabricated, robust structure comprising a perforated metal plate separated from a rigid wall by a deeply subwavelength channel of air is an ideal candidate for a sound absorbing panel. The strong absorption in the system is attributed to the thermo-viscous losses arising from a sound wave guided between the plate and the wall, defining the subwavelength channel.
The authors wish to acknowledge financial support from DSTL and QinetiQ.
This is the final version of the article. Available from the publisher via the DOI in this record.
Vol 110, article 041902