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Ultrasonic elastic wave velocity measurement in PE cell

Ultrasonic elasticwave velocity measurement was developed by ultrasonic pulse echo overlap method combined with white x-ray radiography measurement (Kono et al., 2012, Review of Scientific Instruments, 83, 033905).  Figure 1 shows an example of design of PE cell for ultrasonic measurement.  A series of reflected elastic wave signals came from the interfaces of anvil/buffer rod (R0), buffer rod/sample (R1), sample/backing reflector (R2), and the back of backing reflector (R3) (Figs. 1 and 2).  The elastic wave travel time through the sample can be determined by the pulse echo overlap method using the reflected signals from the buffer rod/sample (R1) and sample/backing reflector (R2) interfaces.  Software to analyze the ultrasonic wave travel time is available at HPCAT.