Using ultrasonic techniques, the phonon diffusion coefficient and density of states have been measured at intermediate frequencies in a porous solid network of sintered glass beads. A transition to a very strong scattering regime is observed, whereupon the diffusion coefficient becomes independent of frequency. Near crossover, the density of states is enhanced and exhibits a broad maximum. These data are in good overall agreement with a lattice-based percolation model, and give additional insight into the effects of strong scattering on phonon transport in disorderd media.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Physica Status Solidi C: Conferences|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2004|