Physical Acoustics V4A

Physical Acoustics V4A

Principles and Methods

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editor: Warren P. Mason
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151573

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Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume IV, Part A: Applications to Quantum and Solid State Physics provides an introduction for the various applications of quantum mechanics to acoustics by describing several processes for which such considerations are essential. This book explores the magnetic fields applied to metals in the normal state, which have the effect of localizing the interaction between the acoustic waves and the electrons to specific parts of the Fermi surface. Organized into nine chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the transmission of sound waves in semiconducting crystals that are piezoelectric. This text then examines the reactions of nonpiezoelectric semiconductors with electrons through the deformation potential that changes the shape of the Fermi surface. Other chapters consider the amplification of acoustic waves in semiconductors by the application of an electric field. The final chapter examines how measurements can delineate the Fermi surface of monovalent metals. Physicists and engineers will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    1 Transmission and Amplification of Acoustic Waves in Piezoelectric Semiconductors

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory

    III. Experiment

    Appendix. Calculation of Screened Coupling Constant



    2 Paramagnetic Spin-Phonon Interaction in Crystals

    I. Introduction

    II. Electron Spin Resonance

    III. The Spin-Phonon Hamiltonian

    IV. The Waller Mechanism

    V. Exchange Effects in Spin-Lattice Coupling

    VI. Experimental Techniques

    VII. Spin-Lattice Coupling Coefficients for the Iron Group Ions

    VIII. Spin-Lattice Coupling Coefficients for the Rare Earths

    IX. Double Quantum Detection of Phonons

    X. Pulse Propagation in Dispersive Media

    XI. The Phonon Maser


    3 Interaction of Acoustic Waves with Nuclear Spins in Solids

    I. Introduction

    II. Fundamentals of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    III. Theory of Acoustic Absorption by Nuclear Spins

    IV. Experimental Techniques for Observing Acoustic Spinphonon Absorption

    V. Results and Discussion of Nuclear Spin-Phonon Investigations

    Appendix. Electric Quadrupole Transition Probabilities for Ho at an Angle θ to Direction of Acoustic Propagation


    4 Resonance Absorption

    I. Introduction

    II. Determination of Molecular Coupling

    III. Exchange Frequency or Transition Probability

    IV. Lattice Frequency Distribution

    V. Experimental Observations of Resonance Absorption


    5 Fabrication of Vapor-Deposited Thin Film Piezoelectric Transducers for the Study of Phonon Behavior in Dielectric Materials at Microwave Frequencies

    I. Introduction

    II. Piezoelectric Properties of CdS and ZnS

    III. Review of CdS-Deposition Techniques

    IV. New Approach to Vapor Deposition

    V. Vapor Deposition Apparatus

    VI. Film Thickness Monitor

    VII. Substrate Surface Preparation

    VIII. Vapor Deposition Procedure

    IX. Structure of Films

    X. Phonon Generation

    XI. Attenuation Measurements


    6 The Vibrating String Model of Dislocation Damping

    I. Introduction

    II. Survey of Types of Effects Observed and Qualitative Evidence for Dislocation Losses

    III. The Model

    IV. Effects at Low Strain Amplitudes (Comparison with Experiments)

    V. Strain Amplitude-Dependent Effects


    7 The Measurement of Very Small Sound Velocity Changes and Their Use in the Study of Solids

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Methods

    III. Experimental Results

    IV. Conclusion


    8 Acoustic Wave and Dislocation Damping in Normal and Superconducting Metals and in Doped Semiconductors

    I. Introduction

    II. Attenuation of Sound Waves in Metals Due to Free Electrons

    III. Attenuation in Metals Due to Dislocations Damped by Electrons

    IV. Ultrasonic Wave Propagation in Doped Semiconductors


    9 Ultrasonics and the Fermi Surfaces of the Monovalent Metals

    I. Introduction

    II. The Fermi Surface

    III. Electron Orbits

    IV. The Magneto Acoustic Effect

    V. Experimental Techniques

    VI. The Fermi Surfaces of the Noble Metals


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 410
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151573

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