J. Phys. IV France
Volume 125, June 2005
Page(s) 69 - 72

J. Phys. IV France 125 (2005) 69-72

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2005125017

The theory of ultrasonic vibration potential imaging

A.C. Beveridge1, S. Wang1, V.E. Gusev2 and G.J. Diebold1

1  Department of Chemistry, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
2  Université du Maine, Av. Sessiaen, 72085 Le Mans Cedex 09, France

The ultrasonic vibraton potential refers to the production of a time varying voltage when ultrasound passes through a colloidal or ionic solution. The vibration potential can be used as an imaging method for soft tissue by recording its phase, time of arrival, and magnitude relative to the launching of a burst of ultrasound. A theory of the effect can be found from Maxwell's equations. Experimental results demonstrating the imaging method are shown for bodies with simple geometries.

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