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Christoph Klieber

Christoph Klieber
Honeywell · Performance Materials and Technologies Division

PhD Physics

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Introduction
Christoph Klieber currently works at the Performance Materials and Technologies Division, Honeywell. Christoph does research in Acoustic Engineering, Engineering Physics and Mechanical Engineering. Their current project is 'Ultrasonic Flow Metering'.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - present
Honeywell Process Soutions, Elster GmbH
Position
  • Senior Researcher
July 2012 - February 2018
Schlumberger Ribeau Technology Center
Position
  • Senior Physicist
July 2011 - June 2012
Université du Maine
Position
  • Fellow

Publications

Publications (52)
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We demonstrate that time-domain Brillouin scattering (TDBS), a technique based on an ultrafast pump-probe approach, is sensitive to phase transitions and apply it to the study of structural changes in 8CB liquid crystals at different temperatures across the isotropic, nematic, smectic, and crystalline phases. We investigate the viscoelastic propert...
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Using a rotating sensor to take acoustic measurements of geological formations from a fluid-filled borehole is common in the oilfield industry. The deployment of ultrasonic devices enables characterizations of the borehole diameter (caliper) and detailed well bore shape, as well as geological or geomechanical interpretations of formation features s...
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The use of a rotating sensor to take acoustic measurements of geological formations from a fluid-filled borehole is common in the oilfield industry. Ultrasonic devices enable characterizations of the borehole shape, caliper, borehole damage, and geological characterizations such as fractures, layer orientations, or other geological features. A comm...
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We present results of time-domain Brillouin scattering (TDBS) to determine the local temperature of liquids. TDBS is based on an ultrafast pump-probe technique to determine the light scattering frequency shift caused by the propagation of coherent acoustic waves in a sample. Since the temperature influences the Brillouin scattering frequency shift,...
Patent
A method of determining properties of a wellbore in a formation includes obtaining from the acoustic logging tool, acoustic data comprising an acoustic wave reflected from the casing, the annular fill material, one or more interfaces between any of the mud, the casing, and the annular fill material, or combinations thereof. The method includes norm...
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Zusammenfassung In der Öl- und Gasproduktion wird nach der Bohrung ein Stahlrohr, genannt Futterrohr, in das mehrere Kilometer tiefe Bohrloch eingeführt und der Ringraum zwischen Rohr und Gestein, genannt Annulus, mit Zement verfüllt. Die vollständige Füllung des Ringraums mit Zement bewirkt eine hydraulische Isolation der verschiedenen Produktions...
Patent
Systems andmethods are provided for obtaining a flexural attenuation measurement for cement evaluation that may be effective even for wells with relatively thick casings. A method includes emitting an acoustic signal at a casing in a well that excites the casing into generating an acoustic response signal containing acoustic waves , such as Lamb wa...
Article
During the drilling process of deep underground oil and gas wells, measurement tools are lowered into the borehole to determine rock formation properties and explore potential hydrocarbon bearing zones in-situ. These geophysical borehole characterizations include not only electromagnetic and nuclear techniques but also acoustic measurements. Typica...
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We present results of time-domain Brillouin scattering (TDBS) to determine the local temperature of liquids in contact to an optical transducer. TDBS is based on an ultrafast pump-probe technique to determine the light scattering frequency shift caused by the propagation of coherent acoustic waves in a sample. Since the temperature influences the B...
Conference Paper
In der Öl- und Gasproduktion wird nach der Bohrung ein Stahlrohr, genannt Futterrohr, in das mehrere Kilometer tiefe Bohrloch eingeführt und der Ringraum zwischen Rohr und Gestein, genannt Annulus, mit Zement gefüllt. Die vollständige Füllung des Ringraums mit Zement bewirkt eine hydraulische Isolation der verschiedenen Produktionszonen: jegliche F...
Poster
Dans l’industrie pétrolière le contrôle non destructif de tubes en acier cimentés dans les puits souterrains nécessite souvent l’utilisation d’ondes guidées (Lamb) ultrasonores. L’objectif de ces mesures est d’assurer que le ciment situé dans l’espace annulaire entre la formation rocheuse et les tubes est une barrière étanche. La méthode de mesure...
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In the oilfield industry, subterranean wells are constructed by placing steel tubes, so-called casings, inside the borehole and filling the space between casing and rock with cement. After the cement has cured, its proper placement is often verified through ultrasonic measurements (such as modes exploiting the casing thickness resonance or flexural...
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In the oil and gas industry, the nondestructive evaluation of cemented steel pipes in subterranean wells commonly involves the use of ultrasonic guided Lamb waves. These measurements help determine whether the cement annulus between the rock formation and the steel pipes provides hydraulic isolation between the different depth zones of the well. Su...
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Significance Viscous liquids of all kinds, from honey to glycerol to common polymers, display remarkably similar dynamical properties upon cooling from high temperatures at which local structural relaxation and flow occur quickly, to moderate temperatures at which key components of the dynamics slow down dramatically, to cold temperatures at which...
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We present an optical technique based on ultrafast photoacoustics to determine the local temperature distribution profile in liquid samples in contact with a laser heated optical transducer. This ultrafast pump-probe experiment uses time-domain Brillouin scattering (TDBS) to locally determine the light scattering frequency shift. As the temperature...
Conference Paper
In this paper, we present new ultrasonic cement evaluation technology developed and extensively field tested over the past years. The introduction of this technology increases reliability and efficiency, and enables well integrity inspection in extreme environments with heavy muds and very large and thick casings. Such extreme conditions with heavy...
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Subterranean wells are usually constructed by cementing steel tubes, called casings, inside the borehole. The cement quality is typically verified through ultrasonic measurements deployed from inside the casing. Environmental effects such as cement shrinkage or changes in static pressure can alter the bonding properties between casing and cement wi...
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In the oil and gas industry, the nondestructive evaluation of cemented steel pipes in subterranean wells commonly involves the use of ultrasonic, guided Lamb waves. These measurements help ensure that the cement annulus between the rock formation and the steel pipes provide hydraulic isolation between different depth zones of the well. Such techniq...
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In der Öl- und Gasindustrie wird nach der Bohrung ein Stahlrohr, genannt Futterrohr, in das mehrere Kilometer tiefe Bohrloch eingeführt und der Zwischenraum zwischen Rohr und Gestein, genannt Annulus, mit Zement verfüllt. Die vollständige Füllung des Zwischenraums mit Zement bewirkt hydraulische Isolation der verschiedenen Produktionszonen. Diese h...
Article
We present an optical technique based on ultrafast photoacoustics to precisely determine the local temperature distribution profile in liquid samples. This ultrafast pump-probe experiment uses time-domain Brillouin scattering (TDBS) to locally determine the light scattering frequency shift. As the temperature influences the Brillouin scattering fre...
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Diverse material classes exhibit practically identical behavior when made viscous upon cooling toward the glass transition, suggesting a common theoretical basis. The first-principles scaling laws that have been proposed to describe the evolution with temperature have yet to be appropriately tested due to the extraordinary range of time scales invo...
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In this paper, we describe major improvements to ultrasonic logging techniques used for cement evaluation. Specifically, we explain engineering solutions developed to tackle known limitations such as logging in heavy (ultrasonically attenuative) muds, and very large and very thick pipes. On the hardware side, new heavy mud/thick casing transducers...
Conference Paper
Improvements in ultrasonic cement evaluation technology are increasing operational efficiency and reliability and extending the operating envelope into extreme environments with heavy muds and larger and thicker casings. Tool hardware, software, and firmware have been substantially redesigned and optimized to increase acquisition efficiency and dat...
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Ultrasonic guided Lamb waves are a major tool for nondestructive evaluation of cylindrically layered, fluid–loaded, elastic structures. When used in fluid–immersed steel pipes with a frequency–thickness product in the range of 1 to 3 MHz mm, fundamental pseudo–Lamb modes – the antisymmetric flexural and symmetric extensional modes –interfere and co...
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Leaky ultrasonic Lamb waves propagating in liquid-filled steel pipes are widely used by the oilfield service industry in wellbores to measure the acoustic properties of the material located outside the pipe. Typically, the annular region between the steel pipe and the geological formation is cemented to provide mechanical integrity and to ensure hy...
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Using a picosecond pump-probe ultrasonic technique, we study the propagation of high-amplitude, laser-generated longitudinal coherent acoustic pulses in the viscoelastic fragile glass former DC704. We observe an increase of almost ten percent in acoustic pulse propagation speed of its leading shock front at the highest optical pump fluence which is...
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We have developed a high-sensitivity, low-noise femtosecond imaging technique based on pump-probe time-resolved measurements with a standard CCD camera. The approach used in the experiment is based on lock-in acquisitions of images generated by a femtosecond laser probe synchronized to modulation of a femtosecond laser pump at the same rate. This t...
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Short acoustic pulses are generated in SrRuO 3 transducers and detected at the surface of gold films by transient reflectivity. Contrary to expectations, acoustic pulses that are shorter than the optical skin depth of gold are resolved. A comparison of gold detection films that were grown under different deposition conditions demonstrates th...
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We measure the propagation of guided acoustic waves in a nonlinear three-wave mixing experiment in a water-filled steel pipe. These waves exhibit a predicted phasing-dephasing behavior as a function of propagation distance due to the underlying velocity dispersion between the fundamentals and the nonlinearly generated waves. We extract the dimensio...
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Giant (1%) picosecond strain pulses are generated in a fs-laser-irradiated cobalt transducer sandwiched between a gold layer and sapphire substrate. Ultrafast plasmonic interferometry reveals nonlinear acoustic propagation effects in the (111) gold film.
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This paper presents and discusses the temperature and frequency dependence of the longitudinal and shear viscoelastic response at MHz and GHz frequencies of the intermediate glass former glycerol and the fragile glass former tetramethyl-tetraphenyl-trisiloxane (DC704). Measurements were performed using the recently developed time-domain Brillouin s...
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Fundamental interactions induced by lattice vibrations on ultrafast time scales have become increasingly important for modern nanoscience and technology. Experimental access to the physical properties of acoustic phonons in the terahertz-frequency range and over the entire Brillouin zone is crucial for understanding electric and thermal transport i...
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We describe an adaptation of picosecond laser ultrasonics tailored for study of GHz-frequency longitudinal and shear acoustic waves in liquids. Time-domain coherent Brillouin scattering is used to detect multicycle acoustic waves after their propagation through variable thickness liquid layers into a solid substrate. A specialized optical pulse sha...
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In a modification of a picosecond ultrasonic technique, a short acoustic pulse is launched into a liquid sample by a laser pulse absorbed in a semitransparent transducer film and is detected via coherent Brillouin scattering of a time-delayed probe pulse. With both excitation and probing performed from the transducer side, the arrangement is suitab...
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Acoustic attenuation rates in vitreous silica in the 20–400 GHz frequency range have been measured using a multiple-pulse optical technique for generation of tunable multicycle acoustic waves that are detected interferometrically after traversal of the sample. The results connect the frequency ranges of several measurement methods, yielding a consi...
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In this article, recent progress on generation and detection of picosecond shear acoustic waves in liquids will be described. Measurements of ultrafast shear acoustic waves in glycerol and water at room temperature will be presented.
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Picosecond laser ultrasonic techniques for acoustic wave generation and detection were adapted to probe longitudinal and transverse acoustic waves in liquids at gigahertz frequencies. The experimental effort was designed for the study of supercooled liquids whose slower relaxation dynamics extend to gigahertz frequencies at high temperatures and wh...
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Three different picosecond ultrasonic techniques for longitudinal and transverse acoustic pulse generation have been combined with Impulsive Stimulated Thermal Scattering (ISTS) to probe structural relaxation dynamics in glycerol and DC704 (tetramethyl tetraphenyl trisiloxane) at megahertz and gigahertz frequencies (~ 50 MHz – 100 GHz) from below t...
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Novel picosecond ultrasonic techniques for longitudinal and transverse acoustic pulse generation have been employed to probe structural relaxation dynamics in liquid glycerol at gigahertz frequencies.
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Picosecond laser ultrasonic techniques for acoustic wave generation and detection have been employed to probe shear acoustic waves in liquid glycerol at gigahertz frequencies. The experimental approach uses a unique laser pulse shaping technique and a crystallographically canted metal layer to generate frequency-tunable transverse acoustic waves, a...
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We will review recent progress on the generation and detection of picosecond shear acoustic waves. Examples will be shown in which the transverse isotropic symmetry of the sample structure is broken in order to permit shear wave generation through sudden laser heating. As an illustration of the technique, picosecond longitudinal and shear acoustic...
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The ability of the generation of picosecond shear acoustic pulses in solids using ultrashort optical pulses have been employed to look for high frequency shear waves in glass forming liquids. As a transducer we used a canted iron thin film deposited on a glass substrate. The strong shear efficiency of generation provided by this kind of samples all...

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