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Ultrasonics is the only internationally established journal which covers the entire field of ultrasound research and technology and all its many applications. Ultrasonics contains a variety of sections to keep readers fully informed and up-to-date on the whole spectrum of research and development throughout the world. Papers are of exceptional quality and of relevance to both academia and industry.

As well as top quality original research papers and review articles by world renowned experts, Ultrasonics also regularly features research notes, short communications, a calendar of forthcoming events and selected papers of ultrasonics conferences.

The journal covers:

Physics of ultrasound - Acousto-optics; Ultrasonic visualization; Ultrasonic imaging; Acousto-electric devices, SAW; Acoustic microscopy; Acoustic emission; Ultrasonic wave propagation; Application of lasers to ultrasonics; Physical acoustics (solids; liquids and gases); Material interactions, characterization and scatttering; Modelling of wave propagation and scattering.

Non-linear ultrasound - Finite-amplitude ultrasonic waves; Parameters of non-linearity; Parametric arrays; Ultrasound cavitation and bubble dynamics; Ultrasonically produced streaming and radiation pressure.

Medical, biological and chemical ultrasound - Ultrasonic characterization of biological media; Scattering and absorption in biological materials; Instrumentation; Diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical ultrasound.

Underwater acoustics - Reflection, refraction, diffraction, interference, scattering and reverbration, radiation from objects vibrating under water; Underwater communication: sonars and hydrophones.

High power sonics - Industrial processes utilizing high power sonics such as welding, wire drawing, filtering, drilling, cutting, cleaning, emulsification, atomization; Microstructure effects; Heat generation; Non-linear elastic waves in solids.

Ultrasonic NDT Research - Defect location and characterization in metals, ceramics, and composites; Materials characterization; Fatigue damage: A-, B-, C- and P-scans; Continuous wave resonance; Guided wave modes: Instrumentation.

Ultrasonic transducers and systems - New transducer principles, materials and contructions; Calibration; Amplifiers and attenuators; Ultrasonics in control applications; Robotics and automated ultrasonic systems.


All Ultrasonics Scientists and Engineers in industry and academia.

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Co-Editors-in-Chief W. Sachse Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA, Fax: 1 607 255 9179, A. G. Every School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, PO Wits 2050 South Africa, Fax: +27 11 717 6879, Associate Editors: K. Balasubramaniam Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 600 036 Chennai, India, Fax: +91 44 2257 0545, F. Balle University of Kaiserslautern, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, Postfach 3049, 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany, Fax: +49 (0) 631/205-2137, Y. Cho School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University, San 30, Jangjeon-Dong, Geumjeong-Gu, 609-735 P(B)usan, South Korea, Fax: +82 51 514 7640, S. Golemati National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Intensive Care Unit, Evangelismos General Hospital, Ipsilandou 45-47, 10675 Athens, Greece, S. Hirsekorn Fraunhofer Institut für zerstörungsfreie Prüfverfahren (IZFP), Universitaet 37, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany, Fax: +49 681 9302 5903, M.K. Kurosawa Dept. of Information Processing, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, 226-8502 Yokohama, Japan, Fax: +81 (0)45 924 5593, P.A. Lewin Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA, Fax: +1 215 895 4983, J.E. Michaels School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 777 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0250, USA, M. Postema Dept. of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, Allégaten 55, 5007 Bergen, Norway, G.R. ter Haar Dept. of Physics, The Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Downs Road, Sutton, SM2 5PT, UK, Fax: +44 (0) 208 643 3812
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