Elastic wave scattering by an isotropic noncentrosymmetric sphere

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

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In an isotropic, noncentrosymmetric elastic solid, the displacement field u has to be supplemented by the independent microrotation field. In this mirror-asymmetric (or chiral) medium, six different wave numbers are possible: Of these, two represent longitudinal fields, and the remaining four are (circularly) handed. This paper is concerned with the scattering of elastic waves by a chiral sphere, and the effect of the chiral parameter on its scattering response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-684
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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