Surface acoustic waves

2017-08-18T16:12:24Z (GMT) by V.A. Krasil'nikov Victor V. Krylov
The book describes surface acoustic waves in solids, one of the most interesting and important types of wave motion. Classification of the main currently known types of surface acoustic waves is given. Their physical properties, including the specifics of propagation, scattering, and interaction with electrons, are discussed. Much of attention is paid to surface waves in piezoelectric crystals, which play a particularly important role with regard to a variety of applications in signal processing devices. There are numerous examples illustrating various manifestations of surface acoustic waves in science and engineering.