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- Surface Brillouin scattering of opaque solids and thin supported films
- Comins, J. D.; Every, Arthur G.; Stoddart, P. R.; Zhang, X.; Crowhurst, J. C.; Hearne, G. R.
- Surface Brillouin scattering (SBS) has been used successfully for the study of acoustic excitations in opaque solids and thin supported films, at both ambient and high temperatures. A number of different systems have been investigated recently by SBS including crystalline silicon, amorphous silicon layers produced by ion bombardment and their high temperature recrystallisation, vanadium carbides, and a nickel-based superalloy. The most recent development includes the measurement of a supported gold film at high pressure. The extraction of the elastic constants is successfully accomplished by a combination of the angular dependence of surface wave velocities and the longitudinal wave threshold within the Lamb shoulder. The application of surface Green's function methods successfully reproduces the experimental SBS spectra. The discrepancies often observed between surface wave velocities and by ultrasonics measurements have been investigated and a detailed correction procedure for the SBS measurements has been developed.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Ultrasonics, Vol. 38, no. 1-8 (Mar 2000), pp. 450-458
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- FOR Code(s)
- 0203 Classical Physics
- Brillouin scattering; High pressure; High temperature; Thin films
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- Copyright © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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