Phonon Imaging by Electron Beam Scanning

  • R. P. Huebener
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 112)

Abstract

Following the pioneering experiments of von Gutfeld and Nethercot [1] more than 25 years ago, the propagation of heat pulses in solids at low temperatures has been intensively studied. In these experiments a region near the crystal surface is locally heated and the transport of this thermal energy across the crystal is measured with high time resolution. This energy transport is usually associated with phonons which propagate through the crystal ballistically and/or diffusively. Of course, the magnitude of the diffusive component depends upon the purity of the sample. Typical phonon frequencies are in the gigahertz to terahertz range. Following their passage through the crystal, the phonons are registered with a sensitive phonon detector.

Keywords

Anisotropy GaAs Expense Sapphire 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [1]
    R. J. von Gutfeld and A. H. Nethercot, Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 641 (1964)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    J. P. Wolfe, Physics Today, December 1980, p. 1Google Scholar
  3. [3]
    G. A. Northrop and J. P. Wolfe, in Proc. NATO Advanced Study Institute on Nonequilibrium Phonon Dynamics, W. E. Bron, ed., Les Arces, Plenum, New York, 1985Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    J. P. Wolfe, Advances in Solid State Physics, Vieweg, Braunschweig, Vol. 29, p. 75 (1989)Google Scholar
  5. [5]
    R. P. Huebener and W. Metzger, Scanning Electron Mciroscopy, 1985, II, p. 617Google Scholar
  6. [6]
    R. P. Huebener, Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics, P. W. Hawkes, ed., Academic Press, San Diego, Vol. 70, p. 1 (1988)Google Scholar
  7. [7]
    R. P. Huebener, E. Held, and W. Klein, Materials Science and Engineering B5, 157 (1990)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. [8]
    J. R. Clem and R. P. Huebener, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 2764 (1980)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. [9]
    R. Eichele, R. P. Huebener, and H. Seifert, Z. Phys. B - Cond. Matter 48, 89 (1982)Google Scholar
  10. [10]
    W. Kieninger, W. Metzger, and R. P. Huebener, Appl. Phys. A41, 179 (1986)Google Scholar
  11. [11]
    H. Kittel, E. Held, W. Klein, and R.P. Huebener, Z. Phys. B - Cond. Matter 77, 79 (1989)Google Scholar
  12. [12]
    S. Tamura and T. Harada, Phys. Rev. B32, 5245 (1985)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. [13]
    E. Held, W. Klein, and R. P. Huebener, Z. Phys. B - Cond. Matter 75, 17 (1989)Google Scholar
  14. [14]
    W. Klein, E. Held, and R. P. Huebener, Z. Phys. B - Cond. Matter 69, 69 (1987)Google Scholar
  15. [15]
    E. Held, W. Klein, and R. P. Huebener, Z. Phys. B - Cond. Matter 75, 223 (1989)Google Scholar
  16. [16]
    E. Held, Thesis, University of Tübingen, 1989 (unpublished)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Huebener
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut, Lehrstuhl Experimentalphysik IIUniversität TübingenTübingenFed. Rep. of Germany

Personalised recommendations