sonic chemical analyzer

sonic chemical analyzer

[′sän·ik ′kem·ə·kəl ′an·ə‚līz·ər]
(engineering)
A device to characterize the composition of a gas, liquid, or solid by the attenuation or change in the velocity of sound waves through a sample; the effect is related to molecular structure and intermolecular interactions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.