What does happen when one blows in a soda can? An almost pure tone is generated, a signature that it resonantly interacts with audible sound. At a different scale, a similar phenomenon occurs when a light wave interacts with a material. The interaction depends on two criteria: the chemical composition of the material, and its atomic structure.

Researchers from the Institut Langevin (ESPCI ParisTech, CNRS) have developed an original experiment based on honeycomb arrangements of soda cans to create an acoustic superlens. Their work was published in the renowned Nature journal on september 4th, paving the way for new research in the field of composite materials.

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50%. This is the percentage of female students present in the ESPCI’s 134th promotion of 2015. For the first time in the school’s history, the traditional male tendency of engineer schools is overturned.

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Gathering ESPCI persons working in the field of soft matter in order to share their research activity in a relaxing atmosphere Version française On July 2nd and 3rd, we organize the first ESPCI Soft Matter Days. This meeting will provide the opportunity to present and discuss our soft  Read more


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