Ultrasonic Scattering from Voids and Inclusions in Model Polycrystalline Ceramics

  • P. Mathieu
  • A. Stockman
  • P. S. Nicholson


Scattering of ultrasound from voids and inclusions in glass and cystallized glass is compared. The scatterers have diameters <100 μm. Crystallized glass has small crystallites which affect the sound field around a defect as the grains of a ceramic might. The effects of these crystallites on the sound field at the defect and at the water-sample interface is discussed.


Sound Velocity Sound Field Host Matrix Backscatter Signal Zirconia Particle 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Mathieu
    • 1
  • A. Stockman
    • 1
  • P. S. Nicholson
    • 1
  1. 1.Ceramic Engineering Research Group Department of Materials Science and EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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