Now a group of scientists in Grenoble, France and Montevideo, Uruguay have developed a method based on time reversal that can reveal the characteristics of soft solids. In a pair of presentations, the team will report how they measure the elastic properties of soft solids by using surface or bulk acoustic waves. This allows them to characterize the tenderness of beef and monitor the ripening process of soft cheese.
Their approach is a promising low cost technique for future applications in food production and other industries. In medicine, for instance, measuring shear elasticity is a hot topic in neuromusclular disease, and it may be relevant to diseases in the brain or for monitoring changes in moving organs, such as the heart. Their method can also allow determination of the human skin elasticity.
The talk "Tissue shear elasticity assessment using time reversal" (1pBB9) by Thomas Gallot et al is at 3:35 p.m. on Monday, May 18 in room Pavilion East. Abstract: http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.may09/asa134.html
The talk "Time-reversal Rayleigh wave for soft solid characterization" (1pBB10) by Javier Brum et al is at 3:50 p.m. on Monday, May 18 in room Pavilion East. Abstract: http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.may09/asa135.html
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