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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.S. in Physics

First Advisor

Cecille Labuda

Second Advisor

Joel Mobley

Third Advisor

Cecille Labuda


University of Mississippi

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Recent advancements in materials science have produced materials that exhibit properties with values outside of naturally observed ranges. These properties are driven by overlapping, low order resonant modes, and are limited to small response ranges close to harmonic frequencies. This study aims to see if the same properties can be recreated with high order resonant modes from distributions of small scatterers. A method for holding random distributions of scatterers in space was created, and two types of acoustic measurements were taken. Resonant frequencies and their scattering order were identified, and the resulting scattered fields were resolved.



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