Reflection of ultrasonic waves at a liquid–cubic–solid interface
The results of numerical calculations are presented for the reflection coefficient of sound waves incident on a liquid–cubic–solid interface. The reflection coefficient is calculated numerically for the (001) face of various cubic crystals. It is found that for certain orientations there is a null in the reflection coefficient. At this orientation all the power is coupled into a quasishear wave inside the solid. An explanation based on impedance theory is presented. The explanation given predicts that there might be reflection nulls for other liquid–solid interfaces where the solid is any anisotropic solid not just cubic.