Extension of Seismic Scanning Tunneling Macroscope to Elastic Waves

Ahmad Tarhini, Bowen Guo, Gaurav Dutta, Gerard T. Schuster

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The theory for the seismic scanning tunneling macroscope is extended from acoustic body waves to elastic body-wave propagation. We show that, similar to the acoustic case, near-field superresolution imaging from elastic body waves results from the O(1/R) term, where R is the distance between the source and near-field scatterer. The higher-order contributions R−n for n>1 are cancelled in the near-field region for a point source with normal stress.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-216
Number of pages10
JournalPure and Applied Geophysics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 6 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The research reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. For computer time, this research used the resources of the Supercomputing Laboratory and the IT Research Computing group at KAUST. We thank them for providing the computational resources required for carrying out this work. We also thank Mr. Zongcai Feng for checking the equations in this paper.


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