Acoustical Physics

, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 38–45 | Cite as

Measuring the radiation force of megahertz ultrasound acting on a solid spherical scatterer

  • A. V. Nikolaeva
  • S. A. Tsysar
  • O. A. Sapozhnikov
Nonlinear Acoustics


The paper considers the problem of precise measurement of the acoustic radiation force of an ultrasonic beam on targets in the form of solid spherical scatterers. Using known analytic relations, a numerical model is developed to perform calculations for different sizes of spherical scatterers and arbitrary frequencies of the incident acoustic wave. A novel method is proposed for measuring the radiation force, which is based on the principle of acoustic echolocation. The radiation force is measured experimentally in a wide range of incident wave intensities using two chosen methods differing in the way the location of the target is controlled.


radiation force wave scattering acoustic beams 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Nikolaeva
    • 1
  • S. A. Tsysar
    • 1
  • O. A. Sapozhnikov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Center for Industrial and Medical UltrasoundApplied Physics Laboratory-University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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