Airborne ultrasound transducers

D.A. Hutchins, A. Neild

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A review of the technology and transduction methods behind airborne ultrasound is presented. This covers the main areas of transducer design and properties, but also the many applications to which ultrasound can be applied within gases. It will be shown that many of these applications require a wide bandwidth, so that signal processing can be applied. In addition, there are various ways of changing the directivity and achieving focussing, and these are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrasonic Transducers
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials and Design for Sensors, Actuators and Medical Applications
EditorsKentaro Nakamura
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9780857096302
ISBN (Print)9781845699895
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
ISSN (Print)2050-1501
ISSN (Electronic)2050-151X


  • Air
  • Attenuation
  • Focussing
  • Ultrasound

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