Chen Lab Develops New Practical Method for Generating Airy Beams

Led by Zhongtao Hu, the Chen lab recently developed a unique technique for generating ultrasound waves that can self-bend. The team designed and 3D printed a flexible and versatile tool known as Airy beam-enabled binary acoustic metasurfaces (AB-BAMs) for ultrasound beam manipulation. They then demonstrated the capability of AB-BAMs in water, as depicted in the featured image. Findings from this recent development can be found in Physics Review Applied. Zhongtao and his team’s work has also been featured in the WashU news, as well as in the following news reports: