Research on Inverse Problems in Materials Science and Engineering

  • S. J. Norton
  • J. A. Simmons
  • A. H. Kahn
  • H. N. G. Wadley
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 44)


The role of inverse problems in the characterization of materials is discussed. Four such problems are described in detail: deconvolution for acoustic emission, tomographic reconstruction of temperature distribution, electrical-conductivity profiling and inverse scattering. Each exploits a priori information in a different way to mitigate the ill-conditioning inherent in most inverse problems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Norton
    • 1
  • J. A. Simmons
    • 1
  • A. H. Kahn
    • 1
  • H. N. G. Wadley
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Materials Science and EngineeringNational Bureau of Standards GaithersburgUSA

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