Surface Acoustic Wave

  • Shinya SasakiEmail author


The amplitude of a surface acoustic wave has the maximum value A at the surface, and it attenuates exponentially as it goes inside.


Elastic constants Density Thickness Laser Ultrasonic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan

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