Scattering Cancellation-Based Cloaking for the Maxwell-Cattaneo Heat Waves

Mohamed Farhat, S. Guenneau, P. Y. Chen, A. Alù, Khaled N. Salama

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We theoretically propose scattering cancellation-based cloaks for heat waves that obey the Maxwell-Cattaneo equation. The proposed cloaks possess carefully tailored diffusivity to cancel the dipole scattering from the object that they surround, and thus can render a small object invisible in the near and far fields, as demonstrated by full-wave finite-element simulations. Mantle heat cloaking is further analyzed and proposed to simplify the design and bring this cloaking technology one step closer to its practical implementation, with promising applications in nanoelectronics and defense-related applications.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 29 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: S.G. wishes to thank a visiting position in the group of Professor R.V. Craster at Imperial College London funded by EPSRC program “Mathematical Fundamentals of Metamaterials for Multiscale Physics and Mechanics” (Grant No. EP/L024926/1).


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