3rd French conference on acoustics
J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C5-1205-C5-1208
Impédance acoustique d'un liquide à la surface d'un quartz coupe ATL. TESSIER, M. LETHIECQ, D. CERTON and F. PATAT
GIP Ultrasons, Faculté de Médecine, Laboratoire de Biophysique Médicale, Bâtiment Vialle, 2 bis boulevard Tonnellé, BP. 3223, 37032 Tours cedex, France
The Shear acoustic impedance of a liquid can be determined from the complex reflection coefficient of the acoustic wave incident on the AT-cut quartz/liquid interface. This complex acoustic coefficient is related to the down shift of the resonant frequency as well as the decrease of the quality factor, due to the liquid load. The effective acoustic impedance measured with the thickness shear mode resonator is shown to be composed of three main components : a preponderant complex component due to viscous coupling between the quartz and the liquid, a pure imaginary additional component due to liquid trapped in the surface irregularities and a pure real additional component due to compressional wave generation in the bulk liquid.
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