High frequency properties of passive materials for ultrasonic transducers

Haifcng Wang, Tim Ritter, Wenwu Cao, K. Kirk Shung

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Abstract

The acoustic properties of passive materials for ultrasonic transducers have been measured at room temperature in the frequency range from 25 to 65 MHz using ultrasonic spectroscopy. These materials include alumina/EPO-TEK 301 composites and tungsten/EPO-TEK 301 composites. Experimental results showed that the acoustic impedance of the composites monotonically increased with the volume fraction of the particle filler, which is in agreement with the Denavey model. The attenuation, however, peaked between 7 and 9% volume fraction of particle filler. For comparison, several other passive materials were also fabricated and measured. The results suggest that materials that possess a higher attenuation also appear to have a larger velocity dispersion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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Ultrasonic transducers
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ultrasonics
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composite materials
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ultrasonic spectroscopy
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acoustic impedance
acoustic properties
Acoustic properties
Acoustic impedance
tungsten
aluminum oxides
frequency ranges
Tungsten
Alumina
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  • Instrumentation
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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In: IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control, Vol. 48, No. 1, 01.01.2001, p. 78-84.

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