Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 271–313 | Cite as

Nuclear acoustic resonance in metals and alloys: A review

  • R. K. Sundfors
  • D. I. Bolef
  • P. A. Fedders


After a brief summary of the theoretical bases of nuclear acoustic resonance (NAR) and of the experimental techniques used to detect NAR, a detailed review is given of results obtained in the application of NAR to the study of metals, metal hydrides, and alloys.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Sundfors
    • 1
  • D. I. Bolef
    • 1
  • P. A. Fedders
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Ultrasomics, Physics DepartmentWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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