Intermediate temperature scanning acoustic microscope

Chiaki Miyasaka, Bernhard R. Tittmann

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This report presents a description of and results on the modification of the Scanning Acoustic Microscope (SAM) for use in in-situ observations of material changes at intermediate temperatures (0 approximately 500°C). Described are the key problems and their solutions (i.e., the thermal protection of the transducer and the peripheral equipment, the acoustic lens design for elevated temperature, the scanning mechanism, and the coupling medium). The SAM was used for imaging the healing process of internal defects of the GF/PEEK composite caused by the soft body impact. The results clearly demonstrate the usefulness of the SAM imaging with temperature control at high enough temperatures to monitor in-situ materials undergoing changes in material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1265-1268
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Ultrasonics Symposium - Sendai, Miyagi, Jpn
Duration: Oct 5 1998Oct 8 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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