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Ultrasonic Spectroscopy: Applications in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science

Ultrasonic Spectroscopy: Applications in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science

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Robert G. Leisure
Cambridge University Press, 6/9/2017
EAN 9781107154131, ISBN10: 1107154138

Hardcover, 248 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.5 cm
Language: English

Ultrasonic spectroscopy is a technique widely used in solid-state physics, materials science, and geology that utilizes acoustic waves to determine fundamental physical properties of materials, such as their elasticity and mechanical energy dissipation. This book provides complete coverage of the main issues relevant to the design, analysis, and interpretation of ultrasonic experiments. Topics including elasticity, acoustic waves in solids, ultrasonic loss, and the relation of elastic constants to thermodynamic potentials are covered in depth. Modern techniques and experimental methods including resonant ultrasound spectroscopy, digital pulse-echo, and picosecond ultrasound are also introduced and reviewed. This self-contained book includes extensive background theory and is accessible to students new to the field of ultrasonic spectroscopy, as well as to graduate students and researchers in physics, engineering, materials science, and geophysics.

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Elasticity
3. Acoustic waves in solids
4. Experimental methods
5. Elastic constants
6. Ultrasonic loss
Appendix A. Phase shifts due to transducers and bonds
Appendix B. Diffraction
Appendix C. Transducer effects on resonant frequencies
Appendix D. Damped, driven oscillator and complex force constant
Appendix E. Comparison of the quasistatic and experimental temperature dependence for specific cases
References
Index.