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Acoustic Waves

From Microdevices to Helioseismology

Edited by Marco G. Beghi

Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

The concept of acoustic wave is a pervasive one, which emerges in any type of medium, from solids to plasmas, at length and time scales ranging from sub-micrometric layers in microdevices to seismic waves in the Sun's interior. This book presents several aspects of the active research ongoing in this field. Theoretical efforts are leading to a deeper understanding of phenomena, also in complicated environments like the solar surface boundary. Acoustic waves are a flexible probe to investigate the properties of very different systems, from thin inorganic layers to ripening cheese to biological systems. Acoustic waves are also a tool to manipulate matter, from the delicate evaporation of biomolecules to be analysed, to the phase transitions induced by intense shock waves. And a whole class of widespread microdevices, including filters and sensors, is based on the behaviour of acoustic waves propagating in thin layers. The search for better performances is driving to new materials for these devices, and to more refined tools for their analysis.

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Acoustic WavesFrom Microdevices to HelioseismologyEdited by Marco G. Beghi

Published: November 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1032

ISBN: 978-953-307-572-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4920-0

Copyright year: 2011

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36 Crossref Citations

68 Web of Science Citations

83 Dimensions Citations


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1. Analysis of Acoustic Wave in Homogeneous and Inhomogeneous Media Using Finite Element Method

By Zi-Gui Huang


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2. Topological Singularities in Acoustic Fields due to Absorption of a Crystal

By V. I. Alshits, V. N. Lyubimov and A. Radowicz


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3. An Operational Approach to the Acoustic Analogy Equations

By Dorel Homentcovschi and Ronald Miles


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4. Exact Solutions Expressible in Hyperbolic and Jacobi Elliptic Functions of Some Important Equations of Ion-Acoustic Waves

By A. H. Khater and M. M. Hassan


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5. Acoustic Wave

By P. K. Karmakar


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6. Acoustic Waves: A Probe for the Elastic Properties of Films

By Marco G. Beghi


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7. Evaluation Method for Anisotropic Drilling Characteristics of the Formation by Using Acoustic Wave Information

By Deli Gao and Qifeng Pan


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8. Machinery Faults Detection Using Acoustic Emission Signal

By Dong Sik Gu and Byeong Keun Choi


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9. Compensation of Ultrasound Attenuation in Photoacoustic Imaging

By P. Burgholzer, H. Roitner, J. Bauer-Marschallinger, H. Grün, T. Berer and G. Paltauf


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10. Low Frequency Acoustic Devices for Viscoelastic Complex Media Characterization

By Georges Nassar


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11. Modeling of Biological Interfacial Processes Using Thickness–Shear Mode Sensors

By Ertan Ergezen, Johann Desa, Matias Hochman, Robert Weisbein Hart, Qiliang Zhang, Sun Kwoun, Piyush Shah and Ryszard Lec


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12. Analysis of Biological Acoustic Waves by Means of the Phase–Sensitivity Technique

By Wojciech Michalski, Wojciech Dziewiszek and Marek Bochnia


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13. Photoacoustic Technique Applied to Skin Research: Characterization of Tissue, Topically Applied Products and Transdermal Drug Delivery

By Jociely P. Mota, Jorge L.C. Carvalho, Sérgio S. Carvalho and Paulo R. Barja


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14. Acoustic–Gravity Waves in the Ionosphere During Solar Eclipse Events

By Petra Koucká Knížová and Zbyšek Mošna


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15. Use of Acoustic Waves for Pulsating Water Jet Generation

By Josef Foldyna


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16. Molecular Desorption by Laser–Driven Acoustic Waves: Analytical Applications and Physical Mechanisms

By Alexander Zinovev, Igor Veryovkin and Michael Pellin


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17. Excitation of Periodical Shock Waves in Solid–State Optical Media (Yb:YAG, Glass) at SBS of Focused Low–Coherent Pump Radiation: Structure Changes, Features of Lasing

By N.E. Bykovsky and Yu.V. Senatsky


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18. An Optimal Distribution of Actuatorsin Active Beam Vibration – Some Aspects, Theoretical Considerations

By Adam Brański


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19. Multilayered Structure as a Novel Material for Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Physical Insight

By Natalya Naumenko


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20. SAW Parameters Analysis and Equivalent Circuit of SAW Device

By Trang Hoang


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21. Sources of Third–Order Intermodulation Distortion in Bulk Acoustic Wave Devices: A Phenomenological Approach

By Eduard Rocas and Carlos Collado


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22. Shear Mode Piezoelectric Thin Film Resonators

By Takahiko Yanagitani


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23. Polymer Coated Rayleigh SAW and STW Resonators for Gas Sensor Applications

By Ivan D. Avramov


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24. Ultrananocrystalline Diamond as Material for Surface Acoustic Wave Devices

By Nicolas Woehrl and Volker Buck


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25. Aluminum Nitride (AlN) Film Based Acoustic Devices: Material Synthesis and Device Fabrication

By Jyoti Prakash Kar and Gouranga Bose


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26. Surface Acoustic Wave Devices for Harsh Environment

By Cinzia Caliendo


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27. Applications of In–Fiber Acousto–Optic Devices

By C. Cuadrado-Laborde, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, J. L. Cruz, M. Bello-Jimenez, I. L. Villegas, A. Martínez-Gámez and Y. O. Barmenkov


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28. Surface Acoustic Waves and Nano–Electromechanical Systems

By Dustin J. Kreft and Robert H. Blick


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