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Title: Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method

Abstract

An acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method are described in which pulses of high frequency electrical energy are applied to a transducer which forms and focuses acoustic energy onto a selected location on the surface of an object and receives energy from the location and generates electrical pulses. The phase of the high frequency electrical signal pulses are stepped with respect to the phase of a reference signal at said location. An output signal is generated which is indicative of the surface of said selected location. The object is scanned to provide output signals representative of the surface at a plurality of surface locations. 7 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7084009
Patent Number(s):
4995259 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-320950
Assignee:
Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford, CA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-84ER45157
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 9 Mar 1989
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MATERIALS; ACOUSTIC MICROSCOPY; MICROSCOPES; DESIGN; BRITTLENESS; DAMAGE; MACHINING; MATERIALS TESTING; OPERATION; SURFACE PROPERTIES; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MICROSCOPY; TESTING; 420500* - Engineering- Materials Testing

Citation Formats

Khuri-Yakub, B T, Parent, P, and Reinholdtsen, P A. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Khuri-Yakub, B T, Parent, P, & Reinholdtsen, P A. Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method. United States.
Khuri-Yakub, B T, Parent, P, and Reinholdtsen, P A. Tue . "Acoustic microscope surface inspection system and method". United States.
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