Physical Acoustics V12

Physical Acoustics V12

Principles and Methods

1st Edition - December 28, 1976

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  • Editor: Warren P. Mason
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151702

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Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume XII, covers the fundamental physical phenomena and important engineering applications of physical acoustics. This volume is composed of five chapters, and begins with the presentation of the theoretical concepts and experimental data concerning the role of long-wavelength acoustic phonons in Jahn-Teller phase transitions. The second chapter highlights the use of superconducting tunneling junctions as phonon generators and detectors followed by a discussion on ultrasonic wave propagation in glasses at low temperatures in the third chapter. The fourth chapter explores various integral transform methods for describing the elastic response to acoustic pulsed. These methods include spatial Fourier and/or Bessel transforms the Watson-Sommerfeld transformation or the Poisson summation formula, and the Fourier or Laplace transform for the time behavior. The final chapter outlines the measurement methods for ultrasonic phase and group velocities and attenuation together with their industrial applications.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    1 The Anomalous Elastic Properties of Materials Undergoing Cooperative Jahn-Teller Phase Transitions

    I. Introduction

    II. The Jahn-Teller Effect

    III. Theory of Elastic Properties of Cooperative Jahn-Teller Systems

    IV. Application to Rare Earth Crystals

    V. Transition Metal Ion Compounds

    VI. Summary


    2 Superconducting Tunneling Junctions as Phonon Generators and Detectors

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Aspects of Phonon Generation and Detection by Single-Particle Tunneling in Superconductors

    III. Basic Experiments

    IV. Quantitative Phonon Detection Model

    V. Phonon Emission Spectra

    VI. Applications

    VII. Further Applications and Final Remarks


    3 Ultrasonic Properties of Glasses at Low Temperatures

    I. Introduction

    II. Microscopic Structure of Glasses

    III. Ultrasonic Properties of Glasses above Helium Temperature

    IV. Anomalous Acoustic and Thermal Behavior of Glasses below Helium Temperature

    V. Phenomenological Explanation of the Low-Temperature Behavior

    VI. Microscopic Model

    VII. Conclusion


    4 Acoustical Response of Submerged Elastic Structures Obtained through Integral Transforms

    I. Introduction

    II. Normal-Mode Solution of the Pulse Problem

    III. Experiments and Numerical Mode Calculations

    IV. Watson-Sommerfeld Transform

    V. Geophysical and Materials-Testing Problems


    Note Added in Proof

    5 Ultrasonic Velocity and Attenuation: Measurement Methods with Scientific and Industrial Applications

    I. Introduction

    II. Velocity

    III. Absolute Accuracy of the Pulse-Echo-Overlap Method and the Pulse Superposition Method for Ultrasonic Velocity

    IV. Attenuation

    V. Industrial Applications

    VI. Summary



    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Contents of Previous Volumes

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  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: December 28, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151702

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Warren P. Mason

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