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Chapter 12

Photothermal Techniques for Heat Capacities

The photoacoustic effect was accidentally discovered by A. G. Bell in 1880 during a series of experiments trying to transmit speech by modulating light waves.1 He found that a solid material subjected to intense modulated light emitted sound of the same frequency as the modulation frequency. His dis...

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Print publication date
16 Aug 2010
Copyright year
2010
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978-0-85404-176-3
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978-1-84755-979-1