The process of sound wave generation by light, known as the photoacoustic effect, is quite general and can be initiated in liquids and solids as well as gases. The Diebold group has focused on photoacoustic research for the last two decades, investigating fundamental phenomena and new effects. Much of the current effort in the group has been devoted to transient grating experiments, a photoacoustic recording method that has high time resolution. The most recent research directions for the Diebold group have been x-ray phase contrast imaging and imaging with the ultrasonic vibration potential. The latter is a completely new imaging modality.
Professor of Chemistry, 1988-present
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