Abstract

Recently the presence of a Dirac cone within the band structure of graphene has inspired research on phononic crystals with Dirac-like behaviors — including structures mimicking zero refractive index materials. The interesting phenomena produced by these structures occur at fixed frequencies and cannot be adaptive to needs and environmental changes. To address this constraint, researchers have designed tunable phononic structures; however, the tunable frequency ranges from the studies reported to date are limited by geometric constraints. Using a reconfigurable origami structure to modulate between different classes of phononic Bravais lattices, this research numerically investigates the effects of phononic lattice perturbation to produce drastic changes in the frequency of useful accidental degeneracies.

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