Elastic three-dimensional metaframe for selective wave filtering and polarization control

Applied Physics Letters, Volume 119, Issue 21, November 2021. We experimentally achieve selective wave filtering and polarization control in a three-dimensional elastic frame embedding local resonators. By connecting multi-resonating elements to a frame structure, a complete low-frequency, subwavelength bandgap with strong selective filtering properties is obtained. Theory and experiments demonstrate the metaframe capability to selectively stop transverse waves while allowing longitudinal wave propagation as in “fluid-like” elasticity. This peculiar behavior, together with the complete bandgap structure, may open opportunities in the context of wave control, envisaging concurrent applications for three-dimensional filters and elastic wave polarizers.