How hot do sonoluminescing bubbles become?

Rüdiger Tögel, Sascha Hilgenfeldt, Detlef Lohse

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Recent theoretical work in single bubble sonoluminescence has suggested that water vapor in the collapsing bubble leads to energyconsuming chemical reactions, restricting the peak temperatures to values for which hardly any light emission would occur. We demonstrate in an ab initio statistical approach that the excluded volume of the non-ideal gas results in a pronounced increase of the equilibrium constant and a respective suppresion of the (endothermic) particle producing reactions. Thus, sufficiently high temperatures for considerable bremsstrahlung emission can be achieved
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Congress on Acoustics
Subtitle of host publicationRome, September 2-7, 2001
EditorsAdriano Alippi
Place of PublicationBelluno
PublisherInternational Commission for Acoustics
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9788888387079
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event17th International Congress of Acoustics, ICA 2001 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20017 Sep 2001
Conference number: 17


Conference17th International Congress of Acoustics, ICA 2001
Abbreviated titleICA


  • IR-36430
  • METIS-202004


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