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Published November 2015 | Published
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Granular crystals: Nonlinear dynamics meets materials engineering


The freedom to choose the size, stiffness, and spatial distribution of macroscopic particles in a lattice makes granular crystals easily tailored building blocks for shock-absorbing materials, sound-focusing devices, acoustic switches, and other exotica.

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© 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. We thank our many research collaborators. We also thank NSF and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FA 9550-12-1-0332) for funding and Chris Chong, Karen Daniels, and Tapio Schneider for numerous helpful comments.

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