In this perspective article in Nature Physics, we review the latest advances in the merger between the fields of topological materials and non-Hermitian physics. A highly multidisciplinary field with lots of exciting open questions to address…
We discover a form of bulk-edge correspondence in one-dimensional non-Hermitian systems. This applies to non-reciprocal quantum atomic chains and non-reciprocal active mechanical metamaterials. Out in PNAS!
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Drawing inspiration the lymphatic system, we have used soft channels to understand flow assymetry and create devices that can rectify fluid flows. Paper published in PRFluids.
We have developed a new robotic metamaterial that transmits vibrations in one direction, but not in the other. Our findings published in Nature Communications realize the mechanical analogue of the non-Hermitian skin effect.
In a paper published in Physical Review Research, we reveal the role of fluctuations and plasticity on the buckling of self-assembled colloidal chains.
In our last Nature paper, we create metamaterials that achieve complex shape-changes without external control!
In our last Nature Physics paper, we uncover a characteristic lengthscale that governs the mechanics of metamaterials and give new opportunities for their programmability!
In a new paper, we uncover a novel facet of the Leidenfrost effect, where water evaporation couples to elastic deformations. Hydrogel balls bounce persistently !
In our new paper published in JMPS, we develop a theory for wide beams made of nonlinear elastic materials!
We unveil static non-reciprocity using mechanical metamaterials! They can transmit static motion in one way and block it in the other! Click here for the paper.