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Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in metamaterials

Liu, Mingkai; Powell, David; Shadrivov, Ilya; Lapine, Mikhail; Kivshar, Yuri


Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking underpins a variety of areas such as subatomic physics and biochemistry, and leads to an impressive range of fundamental phenomena. Here we show that this prominent effect is now available in artificial electromagnetic systems, enabled by the advent of magnetoelastic metamaterials where a mechanical degree of freedom leads to a rich variety of strong nonlinear effects such as bistability and self-oscillations. We report spontaneous symmetry breaking in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5441
Access Rights: Open Access


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