Physical Acoustics V5

Physical Acoustics V5

Principles and Methods

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editor: Warren P. Mason
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155939

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Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume V focuses on high frequency sound waves in liquids, solids, and gases, which are powerful tools for analyzing the molecular, domain wall, defect, and other types of motions that can take place in these media. This book discusses the measurements and techniques used for studying the effects of impurities on the anelastic properties of crystalline quartz. Comprised of six chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the various effects that can take place when waves are propagated in solids subject to high magnetic fields. This text then discusses the velocity changes and attenuation in solid and liquid metals. Other chapters consider the transmission of sound waves in superconductors and explore the giant quantum oscillations at high magnetic fields. This book discusses as well the X-ray diffraction topological method for investigating resonant vibrations. The final chapter deals with the transmission of hypersonic sound waves. This book is a valuable resource for physicists and engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Previous Volumes

    1 Acoustic Wave Propagation in High Magnetic Fields

    I. Introduction

    II. Liquid Metals

    III. Impure Solid Metals

    IV. High-Field Superconductors

    V. Giant Quantum Oscillations


    2 Impurities and Anelasticity in Crystalline Quartz

    I. Introduction

    II. Anelasticity: A Review

    III. Acoustic Loss Measurements

    IV. Loss Mechanisms

    V. Conclusions


    3 Observation of Resonant Vibrations and Defect Structure in Single Crystals by X-Ray Diffraction Topography

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental X-Ray Techniques

    III. Qualitative X-Ray Theory

    IV. Observation of Defects in Single Crystals

    V. Observation of Resonant Vibrations in Single-Crystal Plates


    4 Wave Packet Propagation and Frequency-Dependent Internal Friction

    I. Introduction

    II. The Physical Nature of the Waves

    III. The Propagation of Wave Packets: Morphological Analysis

    IV. The Propagation of Wave Packets: Energetic Analysis

    V. Application to the Theory of Internal Friction


    5 Coherent Elastic Wave Propagation in Quartz at Ultramicrowave Frequencies

    I. Introduction

    II. Cavity and Crystal Geometry

    III. Apparatus for Generation and Detection

    IV. Results

    V. Future Research


    6 Heat Pulse Transmission

    I. Introduction

    II. Phonon Energy and Phase Velocities

    III. Phonon Scattering

    IV. Heat Pulses in Metals

    V. Thermal Relaxation Times and Interfacial Boundary



    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155939

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Warren P. Mason

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