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Mechanisms of sound absorption at the nanoscale

The University of Adelaide
Australian Research Council
Zander, A/Prof Anthony C; Howard, Dr Carl Q; Cazzolato, A/Prof Benjamin S; Hawkins, Dr
Stephen C

Project Summary

Understanding the interaction of sound with nanoscale structures will guide the creation of novel carbon nanotube materials, optimised for sound absorption, which have potential application anywhere that noise exists and needs to be attenuated. Fuel savings from reduced drag and weight in applications such as jet aircraft engines are also expected.