PHONONICS: Announcements 2013-05-17T23:05:25-04:00 Open Conference Systems <p>The study of phonons – although a core discipline in the conventional condensed matter physics literature – is currently being viewed in a new light. Whether examined at the nanoscale, microscale or larger scales, the analysis and manipulation of phonons (aka <em>phononics</em>) is opening up a new technological frontier with a potential impact that could match that of electronics almost half a century ago. Indeed a rival field, photonics, is gathering similar momentum. Looking closely, phononics encompasses a range of interconnected disciplines, usually labeled in terms of the type of host “material” that provides the medium for phononic wave propagation. These include <em>phononic crystals</em>, <em>phononic metamaterials</em>, <em>superlattices </em>and <em>periodic structures</em>. The application domains that these phononic materials are impacting, with increasing promise, range from vibration isolation in MEMS components, through frequency sensing in RF communications, to nano-scale thermal transport control in semiconductors. With the recent advent of metamaterials, exotic applications are now added to the list such as acoustic cloaking and superlensing. The interaction of mechanical waves with their optical counterpart in a lattice, i.e., optomechanics, is opening up yet another barrage of opportunities especially in telecommunications.</p> <p> </p> <p>The coming-of-age of these closely-related disciplines provides a converging point of historical significance for the science of phonons. In 2009, an International Workshop on Phononic Crystals took place in Nice, France and was attended by around 30 experts in the field from around the world. Building on this effort, a larger-in-scale international forum was established in and Phononics 2011 was inaugurated as a prime international conference for the field. Phononics 2013, the second in the bi-annual series, welcomes scientists and engineers from all over the world across all related disciplines.</p> Phononics 2015 and 2017 hosting proposals deadline approaching 2013-05-17T23:05:25-04:00 PHONONICS 2013-05-17T23:05:25-04:00 Hotel rate discount deadline approaching 2013-05-11T00:15:43-04:00 PHONONICS 2013-05-11T00:15:43-04:00 Brillouin Medal letters deadline approaching 2013-05-10T23:52:51-04:00 PHONONICS 2013-05-10T23:52:51-04:00 Poster size 2013-05-07T13:48:03-04:00 PHONONICS 2013-05-07T13:48:03-04:00 Conference Program now available 2013-04-28T19:43:48-04:00 PHONONICS 2013-04-28T19:43:48-04:00 Condensed program update 2013-04-28T18:35:20-04:00 PHONONICS 2013-04-28T18:35:20-04:00 Real-time registration payment updates now active 2013-03-24T00:41:49-04:00 PHONONICS 2013-03-24T00:41:49-04:00 Notification of acceptance: A letter from the Conference Chairs 2013-03-05T01:33:43-05:00 PHONONICS 2013-03-05T01:33:43-05:00 Post-deadline submissions 2013-02-16T15:25:37-05:00 PHONONICS 2013-02-16T15:25:37-05:00 Submission deadline extended through February 15, 2013 2013-02-01T21:14:05-05:00 PHONONICS 2013-02-01T21:14:05-05:00 Registration now open 2013-01-25T22:18:07-05:00 PHONONICS 2013-01-25T22:18:07-05:00 Extended abstract deadline now February 1, 2013 2013-01-07T01:30:18-05:00 PHONONICS 2013-01-07T01:30:18-05:00 Second Call for Papers posted 2013-01-07T01:28:41-05:00 PHONONICS 2013-01-07T01:28:41-05:00