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Measuring elastic properties of isotropic materials using the scanning acoustic microscope
Author(s): Grant A. Gordon
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Paper Abstract

Despite its beginning as an imaging tool, the scanning acoustic microscope has become the tool of choice for obtaining quantitative information about the mechanical properties of a sample when microscopic spatial resolution is required. Essential points in the experimental use of the scanning acoustic microscope will be reviewed with emphasis placed on issues, materials and developments of concern to a medical transducer designer. A simple methodology will be discussed for measuring the elastic moduli of isotropic materials along with expressions to determine the error propagation of the technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3341, Medical Imaging 1998: Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering, (1 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.307997
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Grant A. Gordon, The Pennsylvania State Univ (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3341:
Medical Imaging 1998: Ultrasonic Transducer Engineering
K. Kirk Shung, Editor(s)

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