J. Phys. IV France
Volume 125, June 2005
Page(s) 129 - 132

J. Phys. IV France 125 (2005) 129-132

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005125030

Theoretical investigation of scanning electron-acoustic imaging

C.-M. Gao, S.-Y. Zhang, Z.-N. Zhang and S.-G. Qian

Lab. of Modern Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

A 1-D theoretical analysis of the electron-acoustic signal excited in a solid sample by a modulated electron beam is given. An explicit expression for the temperature distribution is found using the thermal wave equation. Then, a theoretical analysis of the thermo-acoustic signals in the sample is carried out by solving the displacement field equation. Numerical calculation of the electron-acoustic signals on the modulation frequency, the thermal conductivity and elastic properties of the sample are given.

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