By S. Christie, A. F. G. Wyatt (auth.), Eric A. Ash, C. R. Hill (eds.)
The formation of pictures via ultrasound is an engaging examine, with well-established, but speedily becoming, applic ations in drugs and with expanding relevance to a shockingly disparate set of difficulties within the non-destructive exam of fabrics and elements. the current quantity is a checklist of the learn provided on the 12th foreign Symposium on Acoustic Imaging, held in London in the course of July 1982. while, for this reason, it bargains basically a snap-shot in time of a quickly constructing box, it's so prepared that it'll additionally function a high-speed access into the literature for somebody embarking, for the 1st time, on· researches during this department of utilized technology. As in prior volumes, a number of the paintings stated is anxious with issues which, when of severe value to the functionality of any imaging method, - e.g. transducers, sign processing won't tackle themselves to photo formation in step with se. a brand new departure is the inclusion of photo-acoustic imaging an issue of speedily becoming value for plenty of of an analogous program parts correct to acoustical imaging.
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The real (undamped) surface wave solution will be examined first. Details of the calculation of surface waves at solidliquid interfaces can be found in several references 2 ,3. The equation by which the possible wavenumbers are determined always has one real root regardless of the relationship between the solid and liquid parameters. The solution corresponds to a wavelength shorter than any of the bulk waves in the solid or the liquid. No energy may then leave the boundary layer and the wave propagates without attenuation.
An object in contact with such an interface will inevitably couple some of the energy incident as a bulk wave into surface wave modes. If the object one is interested in imaging consists of subsurface flaws within a bulk solid, no "coverslip" will be required (assuming the solid's surface is optically reflective or can be coated with a reflector). Surface waves will still be generated at the solid-air interface in the form of genuine Rayleigh waves. While the SLAM is capable of optically limited measurement of periodic displacements of a reflecting surface, the lack of an ideal coverslip makes images of the acoustic fields passing through objects dependent on the acoustic frequency for resolution.
Calculation of the normal and tangential displacement amplitudes shows most of the wave energy to be on the plexiglas side of the boundary with nearly equal normal and tangential displacements. Experimentally, this wave corresponds very well to fringes seen in acoustic images made using aluminized plexiglas coverslips. In Fig. 4 a series of bars of photoresist are deposited directly on the aluminized face of a coverslip. Straight fringes 41 COVERSLIP ARTEFACTS IN THE SLAM of about 10 ~m wavelength can be seen radiating from the edges of some of the larger bars with more circular fringes generated at smaller objects.
Acoustical Imaging by S. Christie, A. F. G. Wyatt (auth.), Eric A. Ash, C. R. Hill (eds.)