Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Magnetoelastic coupling between sound waves in ferromagnetic crystals


Under certain conditions the ultrasound pulse technique yields echo patterns from nickel single crystals, which are modulated in amplitude by a period dependent on the magnetizing field. The effect is interpreted under the assumption that energy flows back and forth between two transverse sound waves polarized perpendicular to each other and that eddy currents are suppressed.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. 1.

    R.Truell, Ch.Elbaum, B.B.Chick:Ultrasonic Methods in Solid State Physics (Academic Press, New York and London 1969) pp. 53

  2. 2.

    W.Döring: Ber. oberhess. Ges. Natur- u. Heilk., Naturw. Abt.29, 580 (1958)

  3. 3.

    G.Simon: Ann. Phys. Leipz. (7)1, 23 (1958)

  4. 4.

    H.Kronmüller: InModerne Probleme der Metallphysik, ed. by A.Seeger (Springer, Heidelberg, New York, Berlin 1966) p. 46

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Dietz, G., Wielpütz, G. Magnetoelastic coupling between sound waves in ferromagnetic crystals. Appl. Phys. 11, 131–136 (1976).

Download citation

PACS Codes

  • 75.30
  • 43