Scattering cancellation technique for acoustic spinning objects

Mohamed Farhat, Sebastien Guenneau, Andrea Alù, Ying Wu

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The scattering cancellation technique (SCT) has proved to be an effective way to render static objects invisible to electromagnetic and acoustic waves. However, rotating cylindrical or spherical objects possess additional peculiar scattering features that cannot be canceled by regular SCT-based cloaks. Here, a generalized SCT theory to cloak spinning objects, and hide them from static observers, based on rotating shells with different angular velocity is discussed. This concept is analytically and numerically demonstrated in the case of cylinders, showing that the generalized SCT operates efficiently in making rotating objects appear static to an external observer. Our proposal extends the realm of SCT and brings it one step closer to its practical realization that involves moving objects.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number17
StatePublished - May 20 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The research reported in this manuscript was supported by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Baseline Research Fund BAS/1/1626-01-01. A.A. acknowledges support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.


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