PHONONICS: Announcements <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> en-US Fri, 17 May 2013 23:05:25 -0400 OCS 60 Phononics 2015 and 2017 hosting proposals deadline approaching Fri, 17 May 2013 23:05:25 -0400 Hotel rate discount deadline approaching Sat, 11 May 2013 00:15:43 -0400 Brillouin Medal letters deadline approaching Fri, 10 May 2013 23:52:51 -0400 Poster size Tue, 07 May 2013 13:48:03 -0400 Conference Program now available Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:43:48 -0400 Condensed program update Sun, 28 Apr 2013 18:35:20 -0400 Real-time registration payment updates now active Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:41:49 -0400 Notification of acceptance: A letter from the Conference Chairs Tue, 05 Mar 2013 01:33:43 -0500 Post-deadline submissions Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:25:37 -0500 Submission deadline extended through February 15, 2013 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:14:05 -0500 Registration now open Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:18:07 -0500 Extended abstract deadline now February 1, 2013 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 01:30:18 -0500 Second Call for Papers posted Mon, 07 Jan 2013 01:28:41 -0500