Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 28 Issue 5 May 1987 pp 471-482
The ternary glasses of arsenic and germanium with antimony and selenium can be prepared in large sizes for optical purposes. The elastic behaviour of eight compositions of each glass has been studied down to 4.2 K using a 10 MHz ultrasonic pulse echo interferometer. The glasses have a normal elastic behaviour, with the velocities gradually increasing as the temperature is lowered. An anharmonic solid model of Lakkad satisfactorily explains the temperature variations. The elastic moduli of Ge
Volume 47 Issue 6 December 1996 pp 493-504
A new method is proposed to determine the thermal effusivity of solid samples using a one dimensional photoacoustic scanning technique. The method employs a sample configuration in which the backing for a good light absorber layer is changed from a reference sample to the unknown sample by scanning the absorber surface with an incident modulated light beam. From the measured phase difference or amplitude ratio one can determine the thermal effusivity of the unknown sample, knowing the effusivity of the reference sample. The Rosencwaig-Gersho theory of photoacoustic effect has been extended to the present experimental situation and expressions have been derived for photoacousitc phase difference and amplitude ratio as the backing is changed. Values calculated using these expressions are found to agree well with measured values for different sample combinations except in amplitude ratio values when the thermal effusivities of the samples differ very widely. The reason for this disagreement is discussed.
Volume 49 Issue 5 November 1997 pp 555-561 Brief Reports
This paper reports the results of the study of anisotropy in elastic wave propagation in single crystal superconducting BSCCO. The inverse and group velocities of elastic waves propagating in different directions have been computed and the corresponding slowness and ray velocity surfaces plotted, taking elastic constant data from literature. In addition, the phenomenon of phonon focussing has been investigated in this material by computing the phonon enhancement factor along different directions in spherical polar coordinates. The abnormally high values in phonon enhancement factor exhibited in certain directions for the phonon modes are interpreted as due to caustics occurring in the geometrical acoustics approximation adopted in the computational analysis. The results in LSCO and YBCO are found to be similar to those in BSCCO.
Volume 53 Issue 5 November 1999 pp 891-902 Research Articles
Characteristic features of photoconductivity in As
Volume 62 Issue 1 January 2004 pp 87-94
Certain organic crystals are found to possess high non-linear optical coefficients, often one to two orders of magnitude higher than those of the well-known inorganic non-linear optical materials. Benzoyl glycine is one such crystal whose optical second-harmonic generation efficiency is much higher than that of potassium dihydrogen phosphate. Single crystals of benzoyl glycine are grown by solvent evaporation technique using
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