The concentration of waves below the diffraction limit through sub-wavelength structures is an important advance for high resolution imaging. However, despite the extraordinary transmission potential for the concentration of wave energy, its potential for sub-wavelength imaging has never been shown. A system capable of generating an image by capturing waves on this principle could allow the visualization of the details of an object at a sub-wavelength scale. The BEAT project proposes to develop an acoustic metamaterial device at MHz frequencies for sub-wavelength and broadband focusing of volume waves in solids. Using an experimental approach combined with numerical simulations, the objective is to develop a demonstrator that can reduce the focal point below the diffraction limit and adapt to commercial piezoelectric transducers.
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Start of the project on01 / 04 / 2022
Strategic business lines
Matériaux et composants pour l'électronique
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Centre-Val de Loire