J. Phys. I France
Volume 7, Numéro 3, March 1997
Page(s) 509 - 519
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1997172
J. Phys. I France 7 (1997) 509-519

Phonon Band Gaps

R.M. Hornreich1, M. Kugler1, S. Shtrikman1 and C. Sommers2

1  Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
2  Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université de Paris-Sud, Bâtiment 510, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France

(Received 14 October 1996, received in final form 25 November 1996, accepted le 26 November 1996)

We present structures, based on rods, that exhibit phonon band gaps. Structures based on rods made out of segments of different materials have very large gaps or multiple gaps. For homogeneous cylinders smaller gaps exist. Possible applications are discussed.

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