The Acoustic Microscope: A Tool for Nondestructive Testing

  • J. Attal
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 46)


Historically the microscope has proved to be one of the most powerful scientific tools. This has been especially true in the biological sciences where many of the most significant advances have been founded on microscopic observations. Moreover, each time a microscope based on a new class of radiation has been developed, our understanding of the microscopic structure in nature has been extended. The introduction of acoustic radiation to microscopy can be expected to have a similar impact. This is the motivation underlying the development of the acoustic microscope.


Acoustic Wave Acoustic Impedance Spherical Aberration Acoustic Beam Acoustic Microscope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Attal
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  1. 1.Centre d’Etudes d’Electroniques des SolidesUniversite des Sciences et Techniques du LanguedocMontpelier-CedexFrance

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