Marie Tabaru

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Acoustic radiation force (ARF) elastography is potentially useful for imaging the elasticity of human tissue. Because a “push wave” that is used to generate ARF is a long burst wave comparable to that used in regular clinical imaging, detailed investigation of its safety is required. We focus on the transient temperature rise in the far field, where the(More)
We develop strain and temperature sensors based on multimode interference in a partially chlorinated graded-index polymer optical fiber (PCGI-POF) and experimentally investigate their sensing performance at room temperature using incident light of ∼1300 nm wavelength. The length of the PCGI-POF was 0.7m. The measured strain and temperature sensitivities(More)
With their characteristics of low density and elastic moduli, polymers are promising materials for making ultrasonic motors (USMs) with high energy density. Although it has been believed for a long time that polymers are too lossy to be applied to high-amplitude vibrators, there are several new polymers that exhibit excellent vibration characteristics.(More)
A method for measuring the mechanical quality factor (Q factor) of materials in large-amplitude flexural vibrations was devised on the basis of the original definition of the Q factor. The Q factor, the ratio of the reactive energy to the dissipated energy, was calculated from the vibration velocity distribution. The bar thickness was selected considering(More)
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