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United States Patent Application

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A compact, rugged and portable measurement cell design for the determination of sound speed in fluids at temperatures up to C. and pressures up to 3,000 psi is described. Swept Frequency Acoustic Interferometry measurement for liquid sound speed determinations in liquids up to C. is of both fundamental interest, as in the case of basic equations of state, and applied interest, such as for characterizing geothermal or petroleum down hole environments. Representative sound speeds for water, as a function of temperature and pressure, are in agreement with an internationally accepted standard for the sound speed of water.
Sturtevant, Blake T. (Los Alamos, NM), Pantea, Cristian (Los Alamos, NM), Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos NM)
15/ 039,365
November 26, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.