TITLE

Nondestructive identification of impurities in granular medium

AUTHOR(S)
Hong, Jongbae; Xu, Aiguo
PUB. DATE
December 2002
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/16/2002, Vol. 81 Issue 25, p4868
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We found differing characteristics in the backscattered signal depending on the presence of light and heavy impurities in a granular chain. The difference is due to soliton confinement in the region of the light impurity of the granular medium, while there is no such phenomenon for the case of a heavy impurity. This difference may be used to discriminate nondestructively between light and heavy impurities in the granular medium.
ACCESSION #
8652411

 

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