Accession Number:

ADA125050

Title:

Investigation of the Rayleigh Critical Angle Phenomenon for the Characterization of Surface Properties

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly research and development status rept. Sep-Nov 1982 on Phase 2

Corporate Author:

SPECTRON DEVELOPMENT LABS INC SEATTLE WA SEATTLE LAB

Report Date:

1982-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Rayleigh critical angle experiments on a water-solid interface have been performed on samples ranging from single crystals to polycrystalline alloys and glasses. Two basic conclusions can be drawn from this work 1 linear equations of motion which include anisotropy suffice for an approximate description of the observations, including the calculation of critical angles from second order elastic constants and 2 at and near the Rayleigh critical angle, anomalous production of harmonics is observed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE