Physical Acoustics V18 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124779181, 9780323147262

Physical Acoustics V18

1st Edition

Principles and Methods

Editors: Warren P. Mason
eBook ISBN: 9780323147262
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th September 1988
Page Count: 522
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Description

Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods reviews the principles and methods of physical acoustics, with emphasis on applications of the thermal and acoustic response to light. Measurements in which a beam of light (or electrons) excites a system are presented, and information is obtained from the resulting thermal or acoustic waves.

Comprised of seven chapters, this volume begins with a description of the use of number theory to design phase gratings and arrays with low directivity, followed by a comprehensive account of ultrasonic generation by pulsed lasers in gases, vapors, liquids, and solids. Thermoelastic generation at a free surface is considered, along with the effect of material ablation and the effect of surface modification by a thin liquid coating or constraining solid layer. Subsequent chapters focus on electron-acoustic imaging of solids; the theory of photothermal and photoacoustic effects in condensed matter; the use of photoacoustics to study the vibrational relaxation of molecules; and analytical applications of photoacoustic spectroscopy to condensed phase substances. The final chapter describes imaging with optically generated thermal waves.

This book will be of interest to physicists.

Table of Contents


Contributors


In Memoriam


Preface


1 Number-Theoretic Phase Arrays and Diffraction Gratings with Broad Radiation (Scattering) Characteristics


1. Introduction


2. The Concept of Spatial Frequency


3. Quadratic-Residue Arrays


4. Two-Dimensional Quadratic-Residue Arrays


5. Quadratic-Residue Phase Gratings


6. Spread-Spectrum Sequences


7. Galois Arrays


8. Phase Gratings Based on p = 2


9. Phase Gratings for p > 2


10. Primitive-Root Gratings


11. Complex Legendre Gratings


12. Zech Gratings


13. Conclusion


References


2 Ultrasonic Generation by Pulsed Lasers


1. Introduction


2. Generation in Gases and Vapors


3. Generation in Liquids


4. Generation in Solids


5. Applications


Acknowledgments


References


3 Electron Beam-Acoustic Imaging


1. Introduction


2. Basic Phenomena


3. Equipment


4. Applications—Microelectronics


5. Applications—Grain Structures


6. Applications—plastic Deformation


7. Applications—Vibrational Modes


8. Applications—Cracks and Delaminations


9. Applications—Miscellaneous


10. Future Developments and Applications


Acknowledgments


References


4 Theory of Photothermal and Photoacoustic Effects in Condensed Matter


1. Introduction


2. Basic Photothermal Theory


3. The Photoacoustic Effect


4. Enclosed-Cell Photoacoustics


5. Photothermal Laser-Beam Deflection


6. Photoacoustic/Photothermal Imaging


7. Conclusions and Open Questions


References


5 Opto/Photoac

Details

No. of pages:
522
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323147262

About the Editor

Warren P. Mason

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