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Acoustic manipulation

Wavefronts wield tweezers amid disorder

Acoustic and optical traps enable contactless manipulation of objects, but trapping has been limited to homogeneous environments. Wavefront shaping now extends this versatile manipulation tool to dynamic and disordered media.

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Fig. 1: An elegant experimental setup for wave manipulation in a disordered waveguide.

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Fort, E. Wavefronts wield tweezers amid disorder. Nat. Phys. (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-024-02548-3

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