Physical Acoustics V7 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123956675, 9780323152075

Physical Acoustics V7

1st Edition

Principles and Methods

Editors: Warren P. Mason
eBook ISBN: 9780323152075
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 400
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Physical Acoustics: Principles and Methods, Volume VII is a compilation of articles that deals with the various studies in the field of physical acoustics. The book covers the ultrasonic attenuation in metals and superconductors; ultrasonic investigations of phase transitions and critical points; interaction of light with ultrasound; and high frequency elastic surface waves. Physicists, chemists, and materials scientists will find the text a good reference material.

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Contents of Previous Volumes

1 Ultrasonic Attenuation in Superconductors: Magnetic Field Effects

I. Introduction

II. Ultrasonic Attenuation in Superconductors

III. Magnetic Properties of Superconductors

IV. Ultrasonic Attenuation in the Intermediate State

V. Ultrasonic Attenuation in the Mixed State


2 Ultrasonic Investigation of Phase Transitions and Critical Points

I. Introduction

II. General Discussion of Theory

III. Liquid-Vapor Critical Point

IV. Binary-Liquid Phase Separation

V. Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Transitions

VI. Ferromagnetic and Antiferromagnetic Transitions

VII. Order-Disorder Lambda Transitions

VIII. First-Order Phase Transitions


3 Ultrasonic Attenuation in Normal Metals and Superconductors: Fermi-Surface Effects

I. Introduction

II. Theory of Attenuation in Normal Metals

III. Theory of Attenuation in Superconductors

IV. Measuring Techniques

V. Results


4 Excitation, Detection, and Attenuation of High-Frequency Elastic Surface Waves

I. Introduction

II. General Properties of Rayleigh Waves

III. Excitation and Detection of Rayleigh Waves

IV. Absorption of Rayleigh Waves

V. Applications


5 Interaction of Light with Ultrasound: Phenomena and Applications

I. General Introduction

II. Basic Concept

III. Theory

IV. Some Applications of the Elastooptical Effect

V. Ultrasonics in Information Processing


Author Index

Subject Index


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