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Excitation, Detection and Reflexion of Rayleigh and Surface Skimming Bulk Waves

  • M. Planat
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series on Wave Phenomena book series (SSWAV, volume 2)

Abstract

Since the pioneer work by RAYLEIGH [1] (1885) at the end of the last century and due to the progress of electronic techniques, Surface Wave Ultrasonics is now a subject of its own. Everybody knows that the Rayleigh wave can exist at the mechanical free surface of an elastic homogeneous half space. More mysterious are the origin and characteristics of the body waves also radiated by the excitation source. This last subject is of so strange appearance that even serious treatises of theoretical acoustics do not mention it. On the other hand physicists have encounted these radiated waves since it seems that the first interdigital transducer was introduced to transmit bulk waves at a chosen angle from the surface [2].

Keywords

Rayleigh Wave Surface Acoustic Wave Lithium Niobate Bulk Wave Bulk Acoustic Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Planat
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique et Métrologie des Oscillateurs du C.N.R.S.associé à l’Université de Franche-Comté-BesançonBesançonFrance

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