|Materials and Technologies for Noise Dampening
Noise pollution is a well documented phenomenon that affects our health, our daily activities as well as provoke annoyance responses and changes in social behavior. In this issue of our newsletter, we look at the rising trends in materials and technologies for noise dampening. With trends in car manufacturing pushing for greater fuel economy, the need for lighter vehicles has been inevitable. Therefore, instead of using heavy sound absorbing materials the industry is using anti-noise systems similar to headphone technology. We will also look at the many research institutes who use metamaterials with various properties to reroute or absorb sound waves.