Propagation of Ultrasonic Waves in Liquids

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WE had observed1 that the heat generated by ultrasonic waves in carbon disulphide and in other liquids, such as toluene and xylene, is not in conformity with their widely divergent absorption coefficients as measured by other (acoustic) methods. To clarify the point further, we have made a set of measurements with the type of apparatus described in ref. l.

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DUTTA, A., SAMAL, K. Propagation of Ultrasonic Waves in Liquids. Nature 181, 563 (1958) doi:10.1038/181563a0

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