Special Issue "Acoustic Waveguide Sensors"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2015).
Interests: surface acoustic wave sensors; acoustic streaming; mechanical resonator sensors; industrial sensor applications
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Acoustic waveguides are physical structures for guiding sound waves. The propagation of sound waves along such structures, however, is influenced both by the material properties of the structure and the properties of the environment. This allows numerous sensorial applications, such as touch sensing, chemical and biochemical sensing, sensing of level and composition of liquids, temperature, stress and torque sensing. In addition, wireless remote sensing using radio frequency interrogation can be accomplished by such devices. This concept also provides a novel approach to non-destructive material testing, in particular with respect to near-surface properties. Different modes of acoustic waves have been employed in such devices, in particular surface acoustic waves such as Rayleigh- and Lamb-waves, Love waves or Scholte waves. This Special Issue shall provide an overview across the different constructions and functions of such acoustic wave sensors and their various applications.
Submission of both review articles and original research papers relating to acoustic waveguide sensors will be much appreciated. There is particular interest in contributions highlighting sensorial properties of such sensors which cannot be achieved using other sensorial concepts.
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lindner
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