acoustic microscope


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acoustic microscope

[ə′küs·tik ′mīk·rə‚skōp]
(optics)
An instrument which employs acoustic radiation at microwave frequencies to allow visualization of the microscopic detail exhibited in elastic properties of an object.
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If the transducer deviates from the required standards in any area, the acoustic microscope's control software will refuse to use that transducer.
Figure 9 demonstrates correlation between the desktop acoustic microscope and RSWA.
It is worth noting that the ultrasound pulsed into a sample by the scanning transducer of an acoustic microscope is reflected only from the material interfaces inside the sample.
For any acoustic microscope application, the return echoes typically are gated on a particular depth of interest, meaning that echoes arriving before or after the gated time are ignored.
In other words, how thin a delamination can be detected and imaged by an acoustic microscope?
Ultrasonic wave attenuation was measured by using a scanning laser acoustic microscope (SLAM), manufactured by SonoScan, Chicago, Illinois.
One way to determine hidden structures and defects is to use a scanning acoustic microscope. "An acoustic microscope allows you to see through structures that are not optically transparent," says Anita Rohm, head of product development at Leica Mikroskopie and Systeme GmbH, Wetzlar.

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