Shear modes in piezo-electric crystal plates

Bhagavantam, S. ; Suryanarayana, D. (1945) Shear modes in piezo-electric crystal plates Nature, 155 . p. 171. ISSN 0028-0836

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While investigating the diffraction patterns produced by ultrasonic waves set up in a liquid medium by piezo-electric crystal plates, we made the following observations. Besides the usual thickness longitudinal mode, diffraction patterns corresponding to thickness transverse or shear modes have been observed occasionally. We find that the appearance of such patterns is facilitated when the crystal plates are either silvered in patches only, or so prepared that there is a deviation from the normal cut. When irregular silvering is adopted, not only do the odd harmonics of the shear modes make their appearance, but also the even harmonics of all the modes begin to show up. Such results have been observed by us in differently oriented plates of quartz and tourmaline and used for determining the elastic constants corresponding to the shear modes of these crystals. Details of these investigations are being published elsewhere.

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