Description of Elastic Discontinuities with the Scanning Acoustic Microscope

  • X. Q. Shen
  • S. Boseck
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 19)


A structure related optical transfer function of an acoustic reflection scanning microscope (SAM) is experimentally determined by an ultrathin wire of metal and straight edges of different metal materials. Several types of elastic discontinuities of bulk specimen are analysed by the characteristic distribution of their amplitudes and phases in the Fourier domain.


Transfer Function Spatial Frequency Modulation Transfer Function Impulse Response Function Thin Wire 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Q. Shen
    • 1
  • S. Boseck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of BremenBremen 33W.Germany

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