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Producing acoustic `Frozen Waves': Simulated experiments with diffraction/attenuation resistant beams in lossy media

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Prego-Borges, Jose L. [1] ; Zamboni-Rached, Michel [1] ; Recami, Erasmo [2, 1, 3] ; Costa, Eduardo Tavares [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Elect & Comp Engn, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Milano, I-20133 Milan - Italy
[3] Bergamo State Univ, Fac Engn, Bergamo - Italy
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ULTRASONICS; v. 54, n. 6, p. 1620-1630, AUG 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 3

The so-called Localized Waves (LW), and the ``Frozen Waves{''} (FW), have raised significant attention in the areas of Optics and Ultrasound, because of their surprising energy localization properties. The LWs resist the effects of diffraction for large distances, and possess an interesting self-reconstruction -self-healing- property (after obstacles with size smaller than the antenna's); while the FWs, a sub-class of LWs, offer the possibility of arbitrarily modeling the longitudinal field intensity pattern inside a prefixed interval, for instance 0 <= z <= L, of the wave propagation axis. More specifically, the FWs are localized fields ``at rest{''}, that is, with a static envelope (within which only the carrier wave propagates), and can be endowed moreover with a high transverse localization. In this paper we investigate, by simulated experiments, various cases of generation of ultrasonic FW fields, with the frequency of f(0) = 1 MHz in a water-like medium, taking account of the effects of attenuation. We present results of FWs for distances up to L = 80 mm, in attenuating media with absorption coefficient a in the range 70 <= alpha <= 170 dB/m. Such simulated FW fields are constructed by using a procedure developed by us, via appropriate finite superpositions of monochromatic ultrasonic Bessel beams. We pay due attention to the selection of the FW parameters, constrained by the rather tight restrictions imposed by experimental Acoustics, as well as to some practical implications of the transducer design. The energy localization properties of the Frozen Waves can find application even in many medical apparatus, such as bistouries or acoustic tweezers, as well as for treatment of diseased tissues (in particular, for the destruction of tumor cells, without affecting the surrounding tissues; also for kidney stone shuttering, etc.). (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/12025-8 - Non-diffracting solutions to the wave equations: contribution to theory, experimental generation, and applications
Grantee:Michel Zamboni Rached
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International