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Acoustic Microscopy: Second Edition
     

Acoustic Microscopy: Second Edition

by Andrew Briggs
 

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Acoustic microscopy enables the elastic properties of materials to be imaged and measured with the resolution of a good microscope. By using frequencies in the microwave regime, it is possible to make the acoustic wavelength comparable with the wavelength of light, and hence to achieve a resolution comparable with an optical microscope. Solids can support both

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Acoustic microscopy enables the elastic properties of materials to be imaged and measured with the resolution of a good microscope. By using frequencies in the microwave regime, it is possible to make the acoustic wavelength comparable with the wavelength of light, and hence to achieve a resolution comparable with an optical microscope. Solids can support both longitudinal and transverse acoustic waves. At surfaces a unique combination of the two known as Raleigh waves can propagate, and in many circumstances these dominate the contrast in acoustic microscopy. Following the invention of scanning probe microscopes, it is now possible to use an atomic force microscope to detect the acoustic vibration of a surface with resolution in the nanometre range, thus beating the diffraction limit by operating in the extreme near-field. This second edition of Acoustic Microscopy has a major new chapter on the technique and applications of acoustically excited probe microscopy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191579691
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
09/17/2009
Series:
Monographs on the Physics and Chemistry of Materials , #67
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
29 MB
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Meet the Author

Professor Andrew Briggs Professor of Nanomaterials Department of Materials University of Oxford Dr Oleg Kolosov Department of Physics University of Lancaster

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