The Acoustic Microscope: A Tool for Nondestructive Testing
Historically the microscope has proved to be one of the most powerful scientific tools. This has been especially true in the biological sciences where many of the most significant advances have been founded on microscopic observations. Moreover, each time a microscope based on a new class of radiation has been developed, our understanding of the microscopic structure in nature has been extended. The introduction of acoustic radiation to microscopy can be expected to have a similar impact. This is the motivation underlying the development of the acoustic microscope.
KeywordsAcoustic Wave Acoustic Impedance Spherical Aberration Acoustic Beam Acoustic Microscope
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