Dependence of single-bubble sonoluminescence on ambient pressure

M. Dan, J. D.N. Cheeke, L. Kondic

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Kondic et al.'s theory makes several specific predictions on the dependence of single-bubble sonoluminescence (SBSL) on ambient pressure. We have carried out experiments to verify these predictions for air bubbles in a water-glycerine mixture at about 17.5 kHz. The results show an increase in SBSL with reduced ambient pressure down to a critical value below which SBSL is extinguished. The results are all in good agreement with Kondic et al.'s theory and are also compatible with the dissociation hypothesis of Lohse et al.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-569
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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