Elastodynamical resonances and cloaking of negative material structures beyond quasistatic approximation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-754
Journal / PublicationStudies in Applied Mathematics
Issue number3
Online published2 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023


Given the flexibility of choosing negative elastic parameters, we construct material structures that can induce two resonance phenomena, referred to as the elastodynamical resonances. They mimic the emerging plasmon/polariton resonance and anomalous localized resonance in optics for subwavelength particles. However, we study the peculiar resonance phenomena for linear elasticity beyond the subwavelength regime. It is shown that the resonance behaviors possess distinct characters, with some similar to the subwavelength resonances, but some sharply different due to the frequency effect. It is particularly noted that we construct a core–shell material structure that can induce anomalous localized resonance as well as cloaking phenomena beyond the quasistatic limit. The study is boiled down to analyzing the so-called elastic Neumann–Poincaré (N-P) operator in the frequency regime. We provide an in-depth analysis of the spectral properties of the N-P operator on a circular domain beyond the quasistatic approximation, and these results are of independent interest to the spectral theory of layer potential operators.

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  • anomalous localized resonance, beyond quasistatic limit, core–shell structure, invisibility cloaking, negative materials, Neumann–Poincaré operator, spectral