Applied Sciences, Vol. 12, Pages 167: Synthetic Weyl Points of the Shear Horizontal Guided Waves in One-Dimensional Phononic Crystal Plates

Applied Sciences doi: 10.3390/app12010167

Hongbo Zhang
Shaobo Zhang
Jiang Liu
Bilong Liu

Weyl physics in acoustic and elastic systems has drawn extensive attention. In this paper, Weyl points of shear horizontal guided waves are realized by one-dimensional phononic crystal plates, in which one physical dimension plus two geometrical parameters constitute a synthetic three-dimensional space. Based on the finite element method, we have not only observed the synthetic Weyl points but also explored the Weyl interface states and the reflection phase vortices, which have further proved the topological phase interface states. As the first realization of three-dimensional topological phases through one-dimensional phononic crystal plates in the synthetic dimension, this research demonstrates the great potential of applicable one-dimensional plate structural systems in detecting higher-dimensional topological phenomena.

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