Harmonic enhancement of single-bubble sonoluminescence

Xiaozhen Lu, Andrea Prosperetti, Ruediger Tögel, Detlef Lohse

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It is known from experiment that the light emission from a sonoluminescing bubble can be increased by using more than one driving frequency. In this paper, a systematic method to determine the optimal conditions of pressure amplitude and relative phase for this effect is described. As a specific application, a two-frequency system¿26.5 kHz and 53 kHz¿is considered. It is found that the maximum temperatures achievable can be appreciably increased with respect to single-frequency drive, still maintaining spherical stability, provided the dissolved inert gas concentration is kept extremely low in order to maintain diffusive stability.
Original languageEnglish
Article number056310
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical review E: Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics
Issue number056310
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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  • IR-40500


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