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Title: Nondestructive acoustic electric field probe apparatus and method

The disclosure relates to a nondestructive acoustic electric field probe and its method of use. A source of acoustic pulses of arbitrary but selected shape is placed in an oil bath along with material to be tested across which a voltage is disposed and means for receiving acoustic pulses after they have passed through the material. The received pulses are compared with voltage changes across the material occurring while acoustic pulses pass through it and analysis is made thereof to determine preselected characteristics of the material.
Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Santa Fe, NM)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864188
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
Patent Number(s):
US 4326417
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nondestructive; acoustic; electric; field; probe; apparatus; method; disclosure; relates; source; pulses; arbitrary; selected; shape; placed; oil; bath; material; tested; voltage; disposed; means; receiving; passed; received; compared; changes; occurring; pass; analysis; determine; preselected; characteristics; selected shape; electric field; disclosure relates; acoustic pulse; received pulse; acoustic pulses; pulses pass; nondestructive acoustic; field probe; acoustic electric; /73/