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Title: Electroelastic metasurface with resonant piezoelectric shunts for tunable wavefront control

In this paper, we design a tunable phase-modulated metasurface composed of periodically distributed piezoelectric patches with resonant-type shunt circuits. The electroelastic metasurface can control the wavefront of the lowest antisymmetric mode Lamb wave (A0mode) in a small footprint due to its subwavelength features. The fully coupled electromechanical model is established to study the transmission characteristics of the metasurface unit and validated through numerical and experimental studies. Based on the analysis of the metasurface unit, we first explore the performance of electroelastic metasurface with single-resonant shunts and then extend its capability with multi-resonant shunts. By only tuning the electric loads in the shunt circuits, we utilize the proposed metasurface to accomplish wave deflection and wave focusing ofA0mode Lamb waves at different angles and focal points, respectively. Numerical simulations show that the metasurface with single-resonant shunts can deflect the wavefront of 5 kHz and 6 kHz flexural waves by desired angles with less than2%deviation. In addition, it can be tuned to achieve nearly three times displacement amplification at the designed focal point for a wide range of angles from75to 75. Furthermore, with multi-resonant shunts, the piezoelectric-based metasurface can accomplish anomalous wave control over flexural waves at multiple frequencies (i.e. simultaneously at 5 kHz and 10 kHz), developing new potentials toward a broad range of engineering applications such as demultiplexing various frequency components or guiding and focusing them at different positions.

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Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
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Article No. 164001
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National Science Foundation
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