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Strange kinks

Condensed matter theory

Non-reciprocal topological solitons in active metamaterials

In press Nature (2023)

J. Veenstra, O. Gamayun, X. Guo, A. Sarvi, C. Meinersen, C. Coulais

Topological solitons are solitary waves that move through media without changing shape. Found in nature, they may have applications in soft robotics, superconductivity, and quantum computing. By making a non-linear mechanical metamaterial in which Newton’s third law is violated (non-reciprocity), we were able to reliably produce topological solitons and predict and control their behaviour using a mathematical model.

In press Nature (2023)

J. Veenstra, O. Gamayun, X. Guo, A. Sarvi, C. Meinersen, C. Coulais