Reflection of elastic plane waves at a planar achiral-chiral interface

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Viiay K. Varadan, Vasundara V. Varadan

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In an isotropic, noncentrosymmetric (chiral) elastic solid, the displacement field u has to be supplemented by the independent microrotation field φ. Since such a medium is mirror asymmetric or chiral, six different wavenumbers are possible: of these, two represent longitudinal fields, and the remaining four are circularly polarized. This paper is concerned with the scattering of elastic plane waves by a planar interface between an achiral elastic solid half-space and a chiral elastic solid half-space. PACS numbers: 43.20.Fn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2314-2318
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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