Predictions for upscaling sonoluminescence

Sascha Hilgenfeldt, Detlef Lohse

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stable single-bubble sonoluminescence (SBSL) has been explored so far. We predict that decreasing the acoustic driving frequency f upscales SBSL. More specifically, at f ­= 5 kHz we expect more than 100 times as many photons per flash as at f ­ 20 kHz and a flash width of about 1000 ps. The application of lower frequencies has to be assisted by reducing the partial inert gas pressure of the dissolved gas (e.g., stronger degassing) to maintain diffusive stability of the bubbles.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1036-1039
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number82
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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