Accession Number : ADA297396

Title :   Innovative Acoustic Techniques for Studying New Materials and New Developments in Solid State Physics.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. 1 Jun 94-31 May 95,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Maynard, Julian D.

PDF Url : ADA297396

Report Date : 28 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The goals of this project involve the use of innovative acoustic techniques to study new materials and new developments in solid state physics. Major accomplishments include (a) the submission of a Phys. Rev. Lett. paper on the use of resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS) to determine the isotropy of a quasicrystal, (b) the identification of a problem with the RUS analysis technique, (c) the construction of a major facility for the study of fracture, and (d) the preparation of a draft of a paper on a resonant photoacoustic technique.

Descriptors :   *SOLID STATE PHYSICS, *ACOUSTOOPTICS, SPECTROSCOPY, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), ULTRASONICS, RESONANCE, ACOUSTICS.

Subject Categories : Acoustooptic and Optoacoustic Devices
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE