Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 26, Issue 3–4, pp 555–560 | Cite as

Apparent screening breakdown mechanism in ultrasonic attenuation

  • R. S. Sorbello


Robinson and Levy have suggested that the mechanism of “apparent screening breakdown” may be responsible for an anomalous peak observed in the attenuation of transverse ultrasonic waves in metals. We show that this mechanism is consistent with Pippard's “real metal theory” despite a recent claim of Almond and Rayne to the contrary. Numerical calculations within a two-band model suggest that “apparent screening breakdown” effects may be important in compensated metals. This is in agreement with experimental data.


Experimental Data Attenuation Numerical Calculation Magnetic Material Ultrasonic Wave 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Sorbello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Wisconsin—MilwaukeeMilwaukee

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