Accession Number:

ADA270540

Title:

Innovative Acoustic Technique for Studying New Materials and New Developments in Solid State Physics

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. 1 Nov 1992-31 Oct 93,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-10-04

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The goals of this project involve the use of innovative acoustic techniques to study new materials and new developments in solid state physics, such as effects in mesoscopic electronic systems. Major accomplishments include a the preparation and publication of a number of major papers and chapters in books,b the comparison of the anisotropy of an aluminum alloy quasicrystal with that of its cubic approximant, c the measurement of the elastic constants of a diamond substitute material, TiB2, d the measurement of an extremely low possible the lowest infrared optical-absorption coefficient, e the measurement of the effects of disorder on the propagation of a nonlinear pulse, and f the acquisition of initial data in an experiment on the onset of fracture.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Acoustics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE