(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Research in which the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is taking part analyses the future of topological insulators using sound waves, meaning materials that behave like acoustic insulators in their interior, but at the same time allow the movement of sound waves at their surface. This line of research could improve acoustic non-destructive testing and medical diagnostics based on ultrasound scans.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/ucid-asb030519.php