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Steve Dixon's publications


Scientific journal papers

A1. Dixon S, Edwards C and Palmer S B, The analysis of adhesive bonds using electromagnetic acoustic transducers, Ultrasonics, 32, pp 425-430, 1994

A2. Dixon S, Edwards C, Reed J and Palmer S B, The use of EMATs to measure the wall thickness of hot galvanizing ketttles, Insight, 1995, pp368-370

A3. Dixon S, Edwards C and Palmer S B, Experiment to monitor adhesive cure using electromagnetic acoustic transducers., Insight, 37, pp 969-973, 1995

A4. Dixon S, Edwards C, Palmer S B and Schindel D W, Ultrasound generation in single crystal silicon using a pulsed Nd:YAG laser, J. Phys. D, pp1345-1348, 1996

A5. Dixon S, Edwards C and Palmer S B, Generation of Ultrasound by an expanding plasma, J. Phys. D, pp3039-3044, 1996

A6. Lim C M, Dixon S et al, The detection of magnetic phase transitions in single crystals of Er and Er-Tm using electromagnetic acoustic transducers, J. Phys. D, 31, pp 1362-1367, 1998

A7. Dixon S, Edwards C and Palmer S B, Rayleigh wave dispersion on extruded aluminium, Insight, 40, pp632-634, 1998

A8. Dixon S, Edwards C and Palmer S B, A novel laser-EMAT system for ultrasonic weld inspection, Ultrasonics, 37, pp273-281, 1998

A9. Edwards C, Dixon S and Palmer S B, Improvements to dry coupled ultrasound for thickness and weld measurements, Insight ,pp704-706, 1999

A10. Dixon S, Edwards C, Palmer S, High-temperature thickness gauging using a highly deformable dry couplant material, Insight, 42, pp734-736, 2000

A11. Dixon S, Edwards C, Palmer SB, et al. Considerations for the ultrasonic inspection of metal-adhesive bonds using EMATs, J. Nondestr. Eval., 19, pp95-103, 2000

A12. Dixon S, Edwards C, Palmer SB, A technique for accurate shear wave velocity measurements of thin epoxy resin samples using electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs), Meas. Sci. Technol, 12, no.5, pp 615-621, 2001

A13. Dixon S et al., Ultrasonic generation using a plasma igniter, J. Phys. D, 34,, pp1075-1082, 2001

A14. Edwards C, Stratoudaki T, Dixon S and Palmer SB, Laser generated ultrasound: efficiency and damage thresholds in carbon fibre reinforced composites, IEE P-Sci. Meas. Tech. 148, pp139-142, 2001

A15. Lim CM, Edwards C, Dixon S, Palmer SB, Ultrasound studies of single crystal thulium in an applied magnetic field, J. Magn. Magn. Mater., 234 , pp387-394, 2001

A16. Dixon S et al, High accuracy non-contact ultrasonic thickness gauging of aluminium sheet using Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers (EMATs), Ultrasonics, 39, pp445-453, 2001

A17. Dixon S, Edwards C and Palmer SB, Texture measurements of metal sheets using wideband Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers (EMATs), J. Phys D, 35, pp816-824, 2002

A18. Dixon S, Edwards C and Palmer SB, Recent developments using ElectroMagnetic Acoustic Transducers, Insight, 44, pp274-278, 2002

A19. Dixon S, Jaques D and Palmer SB, The development of shear and compression elastic moduli in curing epoxy adhesives measured using non-contact ultrasonic transducers, accepted for publication in J. Phys.D. 36, pp753-759, 2003

A20. Palmer SB, Dixon S, Industrially viable non- contact ultrasound (Roy Sharpe Prize Paper), Insight 45, pp211-217, 2003

A21. Stratoudaki T, Edwards C, Dixon S and Palmer SB, The effect of laser wavelength on the efficiency of laser generated ultrasound for carbon fiber, Insight 45, pp186-189, 2003 {25%}

A22. Brotherhood CJ, Drinkwater BW, and Dixon S, The detectability of kissing bonds in adhesive joints using ultrasonic techniques, Ultrasonics 41, pp521-529, 2003 {30%}

A23. Duddridge A, Holland D, Dixon SM, et al., Boron and silicon speciation in waste simulant doped borosilicate glasses using multinuclear MAS-NMR, Glass Technol 44, pp85-89, 2003

A24. Dixon S and Palmer SB, Wideband low frequency generation of Rayleigh and Lamb waves using electromagnetic acoustic transducers, Ultrasonics 42, pp1129-1136, 2004

A25. Duddridge A, Holland D, Dixon S and Scales CR, Ultrasonic determination of the elastic properties of alkali borosilicate glasses with trivalent oxide additives, Phys Chem Glasses 44, pp383-387, 2003

A26. Dixon S, Jaques D, Palmer SB and Rowlands G, The measurement of shear and compresion elastic moduli in curing epoxy adhesives using ultrasonic reflection and transmission techniques simultaneously, Meas. Sci. Technol. 15, pp939-947, 2004

A27. Potter MDG, Dixon S and Davis C, Development of an automated non-contact ultrasonic texture measurement system for sheet metal, Meas. Sci. Technol. 15, pp1303-1308, 2004

A28. Edwards RS, Dixon S and Jian X, Enhancement of the Rayleigh wave signal at surface defects, J Phys D, 37, pp2291-2297, 2004

A29. Dixon S, Edwards RS and Jian,X, Inspection of the railtrack head surfaces using electromagnetic acoustic transducers, Insight, 46, pp326-330, 2004

A30. Jian X, Dixon S and Edwards RS, Optimising Ultrasonic Wideband Rayleigh Wave Generation by Pulsed Electromagnetic Coils, Nondestr Test and Eval, pp42-62, 2005

A31. Duddridge A, Holland D, Dixon SM, et al. ,Laser generated ultrasound determination of the glass transition temperature of alkali borosilicate glasses, Phys Chem Glasses, 45, pp163-165, 2004

A32. Potter MGD and Dixon S, Apparent texture symmetry deviations in aluminium sheet, IEEE Trans UFFC 52, pp1791-1796, 2005A33. Jian X, Dixon S, Edwards RS, Modelling ultrasonic generation for Lorentz force EMATs, Insight, 46, pp671-673, 2004

A34. Potter MDG and Dixon S, Ultrasonic texture measurement of sheet metals: an integrated system combining Lamb and shear wave techniques, Nondestr Test and Eval 20, pp201-210, 2005

A35. Sophian, Edwards RS, Tian GY and Dixon S, Dual-probe using pulsed eddy currents and electromagnetic acoustic transducers for NDT inspection, Insight, 47, pp341-345, 2005 - 2006 Grimwade medal

A36. Edwards RS, Sophian A, Dixon S et al, Dual EMAT and PEC non-contact probe: applications to defect testing NDT&E Int., 39, pp45-52, 2006

A37. Edwards RS, Dixon S, Jian X, Depth gauging of defects using low frequency wideband Rayleigh waves , Ultrasonics 44, pp93-98, 200

A38. Edwards, RS, S. Dixon S and Jian X, Characterisation of defects in the railhead using ultrasonic surface waves, NDT&E Int. 39, pp468-475, 2006

A39. Dixon S and Lanyon B, Phase change measurement of ultrasonic shear waves on reflection from a curing epoxy system, J. Phys. D. 38, pp 4115-4125, 2005

A40. Edwards R.S. Jian X Fan Y and Dixon S, Signal enhancement of the in-plane and out-of-plane Rayleigh wave components, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, Art:194104, 2005

A41. Dixon S, Potter MDG, Lanyon B Characterisation of thickness and crystallographic texture of sheet using non-contact ultrasonic measurements, Ironmaking and Steelmaking, pp385-390, 2005

A42. Dixon S, Edwards RS and Jian X, Detection and depth gauging of transverse cracks in the rail head , Ironmaking and Steelmaking, pp. 376-378, 2005

A43. Morrison JP, Dixon S, Potter M.D.G., and Jian X, Llift-off compensation for improved accuracy in ultrasonic lamb wave velocity measurements using electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs), Ultrasonics, , 44, pp1401-1404, 2006

A44. Jian X, Dixon S, Coupling mechanism of an EMAT, Ultrasonics, , 44, pp653-656, 2006

A45. Jian X, Dixon S, Pulsed Rayleigh wave scattered at a surface crack, Ultrasonics, , 44, pp1131-1134, 2006

A46. Potter MDG , Dixon S, Morrison JP, Suliamann AS, Development of an advanced multimode automatic ultrasonic texture measurement system for laboratory and production line application accepted for publication in Ultrasonics, 44, pp813-817, 2006

A47. Dixon S, Lanyon B, Rowlands G, Ultrasonic resonance in thin two-layer dynamic systems , J. Phys. D. 39, pp 506-514, 2006

A48. Dixon S, Lanyon B, Rowlands G, Coating thickness and elastic modulus measurement using ultrasonic bulk wave resonance, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, Art. 141907, 2006

A49. Jian X, Dixon S, Grattan KTV, et al., A model for pulsed Rayleigh wave and optimal EMAT design, Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, 128, pp296-304, 2006

A50. Jian X, Dixon S, Edwards RS and Fan Y., Coupling mechanism of electromagnetic acoustical transducers for ultrasonic generation, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 119, pp2693-2701, 2006

A51. Jian X, Guo N, Dixon S and Grattan KTV, Ultrasonic weak bond evaluation in IC packaging, Meas. Sci. Technol., 17, pp2637-2642 2006 {25%}

A52. Jian X, Fan Y, Edwards RS, and Dixon S, Surface-breaking crack gauging with the use of laser-generated Rayleigh waves, J. Appl. Phys. 100, Art. 064907, 2006

A53. Dixon S and Jian X, Eddy current generation enhancement using ferrite for electromagnetic acoustic transduction, Appl. Phys. Lett., 89, Art 193503, 2006

A54. Mishakin VV, Dixon S and Potter MGD, The use of wide band ultrasonic signals to estimate the stress condition of materials, J. Phys. D, 39, pp4681-4687, 2006

A55. Jian X, Dixon S, Baillie I, et al. Integrity evaluation of steel products using EMATs, J. Phys. D, 40, pp300-304, 2007

A56. Jian X, Dixon S, Baillie I, et al., Shear wave generation using a spiral electromagnetic acoustic transducer, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, Art. 244106, 2006

A57. Fan Y, Dixon S et al, Ultrasonic surface wave propagation and interaction with surface defects on rail track head NDT&E Int, 40, pp 471-477, 2007

A58. Jian X and Dixon S, Enhancement of EMAT and eddy current using a ferrite back-plate, Sensors and Actuators A, 136, pp132-136, 2007

A59. Jian X, Weight JP, Grattan KTV and Dixon S, A model for transient ultrasonic field in solid generated by a transducer in immersion, Sensors and Actuators A, 133, pp439-44, 2007

A60. Jian X, Dixon S and Baillie I, Steel billet inspection using laser-EMAT system, J. Phys. D, 40, pp1501-1506, 2007

A61. Jian X, Dixon S, Guo N, et al., Rayleigh wave interaction with surface-breaking cracks, J. Appl. Phys. 101, Art. No. 064906, 2007

A62. Baillie I, Griffith P, Jian X, and Dixon S, Implementing an ultrasonic inspection system to find surface and internal defects in hot, moving steel using EMATs, Insight, 49, pp87-92, 2007

A63. Burrows SE, Rashed A,. Almond DP and Dixon S, Combined laser spot imaging thermography and ultrasonic measurements for crack detection, Nondestr Test and Eval, 22, pp217-227, 2007

A64. Jian X, Dixon S, Edwards R, et al., Effect on ultrasonic generation of a backplate in electromagnetic acoustic transducers J. Appl. Phys. 102, Art. No. 024909, 2007

A65. Dixon S, Cann B, Carroll DL, Fan Y and Edwards RS, Non-linear enhancement of laser generated ultrasonic Rayleigh waves by cracks, Nondestr Test and Eval 23, pp25-34 2008

A66. Davis CL, Strangwood M, Potter M, Dixon S and Morris PF, Prediction of elastic modulus plus anisotropy using X-ray and electron backscattered diffraction texture quantification and ultrasonic (Electromagnetic acoustic transducer) measurements in aluminum sheets, Metal.l and Mat. Trans. A-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 39A, pp679-687, 2008

A67. Edwards RS, Sophian A, Dixon S et al, Data fusion for defect characterisation using a dual probe system, Sensors and Actuators A, 144, pp222-228, 2008

A68. Edwards RS , Holmes C, Fan Y , Papaelias M, Dixon S et al, Ultrasonic detection of surface-breaking railhead defects, Insight, 50, pp369-373, 2008

A69. Jian X, Dixon S, Quirk K and Grattan KTV, Electromagnetic acoustic transducers for in- and out-of plane ultrasonic wave detection, Sensors and Actuators A, , 148, pp51-56, 2008

A70. Dixon S, Fletcher M and Rowlands G, The accuracy of acoustic birefringence shear wave measurements in sheet metal, submitted to J. Appl. Phys., 104, Art No. 114901, 2008

A71. Davis CL, Mukhopadhyay P, Strangwood M, Potter M, Dixon S and Morris PF, Comparison between elastic modulus and ultrasonic velocity anisotropy with respect to rolling direction in steels, Ironmaking and Steelmaking, 35, pp.376-378, 2008

A72. Hernandez-Valle, F; Dixon S, Initial tests for designing a high temperature EMAT with pulsed electromagnet, NDT & E Int. 43, pp 171-175, 2010

A73. Dixon S, Burrows SE and Fan Y, Detection of cracks in metal sheets using pulsed laser generated ultrasound and EMAT detection, Ultrasonics 51, pp7-16, 2011

A74. Dixon S, Harrison T and Petcher PA, Phase changes of ultrasonic bulk waves through focusing measured using a non-contact ultrasonic method, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, Art. No. 054101, 2010

A75. Petcher P and Dixon S, A modified Hough transform for removal of direct and reflected surface waves from B-scans, NDT&E Int. 44, pp139-144, 2011

A76. Vives E, Burrows S, Edwards RS, Dixon S et al, Temperature contour maps at the strain-induced martensitic transition of a Cu–Zn–Al shape-memory single crystal, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, Art no.011902, 2011

A77. Essex and Dixon (2 split / 1 long paper submitted to J Appl Phys on correlating EBSD & ultrasound)

A78. Hernandez-Valle, F; Dixon S, Pulsed electromagnet EMAT for ultrasonic measurements at elevated temperatures, Insight 53, pp96, 2011

A79. Petcher P and Dixon S Non-contact position tracking using phase correlation of sample images for NDT applications, Insight 53, 2011

A80. Almond DP, Weekes B,Li T, Pickering SG, Kostson E,Wilson J,Tian GY, Dixon, S and Burrows S, Thermographic techniques for the detection of cracks in metallic components, Insight 53, 2011

A81. Burrows SE, Dutton, B and Dixon S., Laser generation of Lamb waves for defect detection: experimental methods and finite element modelling , IEEE TUFFC 59, pp82-89, 2012

A82. Dixon S, Harrison T., Fan Y and Petcher PA, “Thermoelastic laser generated ultrasound using a ring source”, J.Phys.D 45, Art. No. 175103, 2012

A83 Petcher PA and Dixon S, Parabola detection using matched filtering for ultrasound B-scans, Ultrasonics 52, pp138-144,2012

A84. Burrows SE, McAughey KL, Edwards RS and Dixon S, Sol–gel prepared bismuth titanate for high temperature ultrasound transducers, RSC Advances 2, pp3678-3683, 2012

A85. Baro J, Dixon S, Edwards RS et al, Simultaneous detection of acoustic emission and Barkhausen noise during the martensitic transition of a Ni-Mn-Ga magnetic shape-memory alloy., Phys. Rev. B 88, Art. no. 174108, 2013

A86. Dixon S et al, Ultrasonic metal sheet thickness measurement without prior wave speed calibration, J. Phys.D-Applied Physics 46, Art. no. 445502, 2013

A87. Kang L, Dixon S, Wang K et al., Enhancement of signal amplitude of surface wave EMATs based on 3-D simulation analysis and orthogonal test method, NDT & E Int. 59, pp11-17, 2013

A88. Dixon S et al, The wave-field from an array of periodic emitters driven simultaneously by a broadband pulse, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 133, pp3692-3699, 2013

A89. Hill S and Dixon S, Frequency dependent directivity of periodic permanent magnet electromagnetic acoustic transducers, , NDT & E Int. 62, pp137-143, 2014

A90. Petcher PA, Burrows SE and Dixon S, Shear horizontal (SH) ultrasound wave propagation around smooth corners , Ultrasonics 54, pp997-1004, 2014

A91. Petcher PA, Potter MDG and Dixon S, A new electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) design for operation on rail, NDT & E Int. 65, pp1-7, 2014

A92. Hughes R, Fan Y and Dixon S, Near electrical resonance signal enhancement (NERSE) in eddy-current crack detection, NDT & E Int. 66, pp82-89, 2014

A93. Hill S and Dixon S, Localisation of defects with time and frequency measurements using pulsed arrays, NDT & E Int. 67, pp24-30, 2014

A94. Burrows SE, Fan Y and Dixon S, High temperature thickness measurements of stainless steel and
low carbon steel using electromagnetic acoustic transducers, NDT&E Int. 68, pp73–77, 2014

A95. Laws M, Ramadas SN, Lynnworth L and Dixon S, Parallel Strip Waveguide for Ultrasonic Flow Measurement in Harsh Environments, IEEE TUFFC 62, pp697-708, 2015

A96. Kang, L, Fan Y, Chen L, Ramadas SN. and Dixon S, Low-power EMAT measurements for wall thickness monitoring, Insight 57, pp319-323, 2015

A97. Trushkevych O, Eriksson TJR, Ramadas SN, Dixon S and Edwards RS, Ultrasound sensing using the acousto-optic effect in polymer dispersed liquid crystals, Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, Art. No. 054102, 2015

A98. Petcher, PA and Dixon S, Weld defect detection using PPM EMAT generated shear horizontal ultrasound, NDT&E Int. 74, pp58-65, 2015

A99. Eriksson TJR, Ramadas SN and Dixon S, Experimental and simulation characterisation of flexural vibration modes in unimorph ultrasound transducers, Ultrasonics 65, pp242-248, 2016

A100. Li Z and Dixon S, A Closed-Loop Operation to Improve GMR Sensor Accuracy, IEEE Sensors 16, pp6003-6007, 2016

A101. Eriksson TJR, Laws M, Kang, L, Fan Y, Ramadas SN & Dixon S., Experimental Evaluation of Three Designs of Electrodynamic Flexural Transducers, Sensors 16 ,Article No 1363, 2016

A102. Hughes F, Day R, Tung N and Dixon S, High-frequency eddy current measurements using sensor-mounted electronics, Insight 58, pp596-600, 2016

A103. Petcher PA and Dixon S,Mode mixing in shear horizontal ultrasonic guided waves, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation 32, pp 113-132, 2017

A104. Clough M, Fleming M and Dixon S, Circumferential guided wave EMAT system for pipeline screening using shear horizontal ultrasound, NDT&E Int. 86, pp20-27, 2017

A105. Kang L, Zhang C, Dixon S et al., Enhancement of ultrasonic signal using a new design of Rayleigh-wave electromagnetic acoustic transducer, NDT&E Int. 86, pp 36-43, 2017

A106. Lunn N, Potter MGD and Dixon S, High temperature EMAT design for scanning or fixed point operation on magnetite coated steel, Accepted for publication in NDT&E Int, April 2017

A107. He J, Dixon S et al, A new electromagnetic acoustic transducer design for generating and receiving S0 Lamb wave in ferromagnetic steel plate, Sensors 17, p1023, 2017

A108. Dixon S, Kang L, Ginestier M, Wells C, Rowlands G, and Feeney A, The electro-mechanical behaviour of flexural ultrasonic transducers, Appl. Phys Lett., DOI: 10.1063/1.4984239, 2017

A109. Li Z, Dixon S et al, Experimental Studies of the Magneto-Mechanical Memory (MMM) Technique Using Permanently Installed Magnetic Sensor Arrays, Submitted for publication 2017

A110. Hill S, Reddy SH, Rajahopal P, Balasubramaniam K and Dixon S, Simplifed electromagnetic acoustic transducer for generating torsional shear waves, Submitted for publication 2017

A111. Experimental Studies of the Magneto-Mechanical Memory (MMM) Technique Using Permanently Installed Magnetic Sensor Arrays, In preparation 2017

A112. Improvements to eddy current array imaging from using multiple coil measurements, In preparationn 2017