The only updated resource on acoustic microscopy covers its use in a
range of applications spanning the fields of physics, materials
science, electrical engineering, medicine, and research and industry.
Acoustic Microscopy offers detailed coverage of:
acoustic field structure
output signal formation in transmission raster acoustic microscopes
non-linear acoustic effects
visco-elastic properties and microstructure of model systems and composites
polymer composite materials
microstructure and physical-mechanical properties of biological tissues
Acoustic Microscopy is an essential reference for materials
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Table of Contents:
Foreword (C. F. Quate).
Preface (Yu V. Gulyaev).
1. Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. Physical Principles and Methods. Current Development.
1.1 Basics of Acoustic Wave Propagation in Condensed Media.
1.2 Physical Principles of Scanning Acoustic Microscopy.
1.3 Acoustic Imaging Principles and Quantitative Methods of Acoustic Microscopy.
1.4 Methodological Limitations of Acoustic Microscopy.
2. Acoustic Field Structure in a Lens Systems of a Scanning Acoustic Microscope.
2.1 Calculation of the Focal Area Structure with Due Regard for Aberrations and Absorption in a Medium.
2.2 The Field of a Spherical Focusing Transducer with an Arbitrary Aperture Angle.
2.3 Analysis of Acoustic Field Spatial Structure with a Spherical Acoustic Transducer.
2.4 Experimental Study of the Focal Area Structure of a Transmission Acoustic Microscope.
2.5 Formation of a Focused Beam of Bulk Acoustic Waves by a Planar System of Transducers.
2.6 About the Possibility of Using Scholte-Stoneley Waves for Surface Waves’ Acoustic Microscopy.
3. Output Signal Formation in a Transmission Raster Acoustic Microscope.
3.1 Outline of the Problem.
3.2 Transmission Acoustic Microscope: Formation of the Output Signal as
a Function of Local Properties of Flat Objects. General Concepts.
3.3 General Representation of the Output Signal of the Transmission Acoustic Microscope.
3.4 Formation of the A(z) Dependence for Objects with a Small Shear Modulus.
4. Quantitative Acoustic Microscopy Based on Lateral Mechanical Scanning.
4.1 Methods of Quantitative Ultrasonic Microscopy with Mechanical Scanning Review.
4.2 Ray Models of V(z) and V(x) QSAM System.
4.3 Wave Theory of V(z) and V(x) QSAM System.
4.4 Angular Resolution of QSAM Systems.
4.5 Application of the V(x) QSAM System to LSAW Measurement.
4.6 Temperature Stability of the V(x) QSAM System.
5. Acoustic Microscopy and Nonlinear Acoustic Effects.
5.1 Nonlinear Acoustic Applications for Characterization of Material Microstructure.
5.2 Peculiarities of Nonlinear Acoustic Effects in the Focal Area of an Acoustic Microscope.
5.3 Temperature Effects in the Focal Area of an Acoustic Microscope.
5.4 Effects of Radiation Pressure on Samples Examined with an Acoustic Microscope.
5.5 The Theory of Modulated Focused Ultrasound Interaction with Microscopic Entities.
6. Investigation of the Local Properties and Microstructure of Model Systems and Composites by the Acoustic Microscopy Methods.
6.1 Study of the Viscoelastic Properties of Model Collagen Systems by the Acousto-Microscopic Methods. Experimental Setup.
6.2 Microstructure Investigations of Multilayer Photographic Film Structures Using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy Methods.
6.3 Investigation of the Microstructure Peculiarities of
High-temperature Superconducting Materials by Scanning Acoustic
6.4 Application of Acoustic Microscopy to the Study of Multilayer Reinforced Fiber-Glass Graphite Composites.
7. Scanning Acoustic Microscopy of Polymer Composite Materials.
7.1 Acoustic Methods for the Investigation of Polymers.
7.2 Methods for Studying and Visualizing the Dispersed Phase in Polymer Blends.
7.3 Objects of Investigation.
7.4 Basic Requirements Imposed on Polymer Mixtures and Methods for their Study by Acoustic Microscopy.
7.5 Investigation into the Mechanisms of Acoustic Contrast in Polymer.
7.6 Acoustic Imaging of the Spatial Phase Distribution in Polymer Mixtures.
7.7 Investigation of the Structure and Homogeneity of the
Mixture Components Distribution within each other. Measure of
7.8 Numerical Processing of Acoustic Images of Granulated Structures.
7.9 Exploring the Microstructure of Polymer Blends in an Acoustic Microscope and Comparison with other Techniques.
7.10 Application of Acoustic Microscopy Techniques for Investigation of the Multi-layered Polymer System Structure.
7.11 Using the Short-pulse Ultrasound Scanning Techniques to
Measure the Thickness of Individual Components of Multi-layer Polymer
8. Investigation of the Microstructures and Physical-Mechanical Properties of Biological Tissues.
8.1 Application of Acoustic Microscopy Methods in Studies of Biological Objects.
8.2 Selection of Immersion Media for Acoustic Microscopy Studies of Biological Objects.
8.3 Imaging and Quantitative Data Acquisition of Biological Cells and Soft Tissues with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy.
8.4 Methods for Tissue Preparation and Investigation.
8.5 Acoustic Properties of Biological Tissues and their Effect on the Image Contrast.
8.6 Investigation of Soft Tissue Sections.
8.7 Investigation of Hard Mineralized Tissues.
8.8 Acoustic Properties of Collagen.