surface acoustic wave


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surface acoustic wave

[′sər·fəs ə′kü·stik ′wāv]
(acoustics)
A sound wave that propagates along and is bound to the surface of a solid; ordinarily it contains both compressional and shear components. Abbreviated SAW.
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Headquartered in Elmsford, NY, NanoVibronix is a medical company that is focused on developing medical devices utilising its proprietary and patented low intensity surface acoustic wave technology.
The sound used is in the form of surface acoustic waves -- the same as the most destructive wave that can emanate from an earthquake.
This was the first scientific work dealing with surface acoustic waves, which also are known as Rayleigh waves.