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Acoustic Waves

Edited by Don Dissanayake

University of Adelaide, Australia

SAW devices are widely used in multitude of device concepts mainly in MEMS and communication electronics. As such, SAW based micro sensors, actuators and communication electronic devices are well known applications of SAW technology. For example, SAW based passive micro sensors are capable of measuring physical properties such as temperature, pressure, variation in chemical properties, and SAW based communication devices perform a range of signal processing functions, such as delay lines, filters, resonators, pulse compressors, and convolvers. In recent decades, SAW based low-powered actuators and microfluidic devices have significantly added a new dimension to SAW technology. This book consists of 20 exciting chapters composed by researchers and engineers active in the field of SAW technology, biomedical and other related engineering disciplines. The topics range from basic SAW theory, materials and phenomena to advanced applications such as sensors actuators, and communication systems. As such, in addition to theoretical analysis and numerical modelling such as Finite Element Modelling (FEM) and Finite Difference Methods (FDM) of SAW devices, SAW based actuators and micro motors, and SAW based micro sensors are some of the exciting applications presented in this book. This collection of up-to-date information and research outcomes on SAW technology will be of great interest, not only to all those working in SAW based technology, but also to many more who stand to benefit from an insight into the rich opportunities that this technology has to offer, especially to develop advanced, low-powered biomedical implants and passive communication devices.

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Acoustic WavesEdited by Don Dissanayake

Published: September 28th 2010

DOI: 10.5772/277

ISBN: 978-953-307-111-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4543-1

Copyright year: 2010

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56662 Total Chapter Downloads

23 Crossref Citations

88 Web of Science Citations

58 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Eigen Theory of Waves in Piezoelectric Solids

By Shaohua Guo


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2. Reverberation-Ray Matrix Analysis of Acoustic Waves in Multilayered Anisotropic Structures

By Yongqiang Guo and Weiqiu Chen


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3. Rectifying Acoustic Waves

By Norihiko Nishiguchi, Yukihiro Tanaka and Takahiro Murai


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4. Dispersion Properties of Co-Existing Low Frequency Modes in Quantum Plasmas

By Shabbir Ahmad Khan and Hamid Saleem


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5. Research of the Scattering of Non-Linearly Interacting Plane Acoustic Waves by an Elongated Spheroid

By Iftikhar Abbasov


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6. Acoustic Waves in Phononic Crystal Plates

By Xin-Ye Zou, Xue-Feng Zhu, Bin Liang and Jian-Chun Cheng


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7. Frequency-Domain Numerical Modelling of Visco-Acoustic Waves Based on Finite-Difference and Finite-Element Discontinuous Galerkin Methods

By Romain Brossier, Vincent Etienne, Stephane Operto and Jean Virieux


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8. Shear Elastic Wave Refraction on a Gap between Piezoelectric Crystals with Uniform Relative Motion

By Nick Shevyakhov and Sergey Maryshev


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9. Surface Acoustic Wave Based Wireless MEMS Actuators for Biomedical Applications

By Don Dissanayake, Said Al-Sarawi and Derek Abbott


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10. Surface Acoustic Wave Motors and Actuators: Structure, Mechanism, Characteristic and Application

By Shu-yi Zhang and Li-ping Cheng


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11. Real Time Methods for Wideband Data Processing Based on Surface Acoustic Waves

By Nikolae Masalsky


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12. Thin Film Based Acoustic Wave Devices for Microfludicis and Bisensing Applications

By Stuart Brodie and Richard Fu


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13. Application and Exploration of Fast Gas Chromatography - Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor to the Analysis of Thymus Species

By Se Yeon Oh, Sung-Sun Park and Jongki Hong


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14. Application of Acoustic Waves to Investigate the Physical Properties of Liquids at High Pressure

By Piotr Kielczynski


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15. Pressure and Temperature Microsensor Based on Surface Acoustic Wave in TPMS

By Tianli Li, Hong Hu, Gang Xu, Kemin Zhu and Licun Fang


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16. Analysis and Modeling of Surface Acoustic Wave Chemical Vapor Sensors

By Marija Hribsek and Dejan Tosic


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17. Laser-based Determination of Decohesion and Fracture Strength of Interfaces and Solids by Nonlinear Stress Pulses

By Peter Hess


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18. Ultrasonics: A Technique of Material Characterization

By Dharmendra Pandey and Shri Pandey


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19. Dissipation of Acoustic Waves in Barium Monochalcogenides

By Rajendra Singh


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20. Statistical Errors in Remote Passive Wireless SAW Sensing Employing Phase Differences

By Yuriy Shmaliy, Oleksandr Shmaliy, Oscar Ibarra-Manzano, Jose Andrade-Lucio and Gustavo Cerda-Villafana


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