Accession Number : ADA292269

Title :   A New Ultrasonic Method for Measuring Elastic Moduli in Unsupported Thin Films: Application to Cu-Pd Superlattices,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

Personal Author(s) : Moreaus, A. ; Ketterson, J. B. ; Davis, B.

PDF Url : ADA292269

Report Date : 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : We have developed a new ultrasonic method for measuring the phase velocity of longitudinal and shear waves in self-supporting thin films. The film is bonded at one end to an interdigital transducer (lDT) which emits a continuous wave signal. The film is supported at the other end and maintained flat under a weak tension. A receiving lDT detects the in-phase and quadrature components of the sound waves as they propagate. A liquid bond is used between the receiving lDT and the film to allow a continuous variation of the path length. From the longitudinal and shear wave velocities, we can deduce the flexural and shear moduli of the film. For films of uniaxial or higher symmetry, the Young's and biaxial moduli can be expressed as combinations of the flexural and shear moduli. We applied this technique to Cu-Pd composition modulated thin films. Contrary to previous reports, we have not observed the supermodulus effect in either the flexural, shear, Young's or biaxial moduli for modulation wavelengths between 13 and 36 A. jg

Descriptors :   *MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, *SUPERLATTICES, *THIN FILMS, *ULTRASONICS, *COPPER, *PALLADIUM, *ELASTIC WAVES, SHEAR PROPERTIES, VELOCITY, FREQUENCY, MEASUREMENT, LIQUIDS, CONTINUOUS WAVES, PATHS, VARIATIONS, LENGTH, SIGNALS, SYMMETRY, TENSION, BONDING, TRANSDUCERS, SOUND WAVES, BIAXIAL STRESSES, MODULATION, LOW STRENGTH, FLEXURAL PROPERTIES, WAVES, SECONDARY WAVES, SELF SUPPORTING STRUCTURES, PHASE VELOCITY.

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Crystallography
      Mechanics

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