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Applied Physics Letters
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Enhancing micrographs obtained with a scanning acoustic microscope using false-color encoding

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Abstract

The periodic signal variations observed in reflection acoustic microscopy when lens-to-sample spacing is changed lead to reversals in image contrast. This contrast mechanism can be described by a V(Z) function, where V is the transducer voltage and Z the lens-to-sample spacing. In this work we show how by obtaining V(Z) curves from each plane of a complex sample, judicious choices of focal positions can be made to optimize signals from planes of interest, which allows color encoding of the image from each plane in an overlay image. We present false-color micrographs obtained in this way, along with A scans and V(Z) curves to demonstrate the technique.

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01 Dec 1982

Publication

Applied Physics Letters

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