Dynamics of sonoluminescing bubbles within a liquid hammer device

Authors
Urteaga, Raul; Garcia Martinez, Pablo Luis; Bonetto, Fabian Jose
Publication Year
2009
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
We studied the dynamics of a single sonoluminescing bubble (SBSL) in a liquid hammer device. In particular, we investigated the phosphoric acid–xenon system, in which pulses up to four orders of magnitude brighter than SBSL in water systems (about 1012 photons per pulse)have been previously reported [Chakravarty et al., Phys. Rev. E 69, 066317 (2004)]. We used stroboscopic photography and a Mie scattering technique in order to measure the radius evolution of the bubbles. Under adequate conditions we may position a bubble at the bottom of the tube (cavity) and a second bubble trapped at the middle of the tube (upper bubble). During its collapse, the cavity produces the compression of the liquid column. This compression drives impulsively the dynamics of the upper bubble. Our measurements reveal that the observed light emissions produced by the upper bubble are generated at its second collapse. We employed a simple numerical model to investigate the conditions that occur during the upper bubble collapse. We found good agreement between numerical and experimental values for the light intensity (fluence) and light pulse widths. Results from the model show that the light emission is increased mainly due to an increase in noble gas ambient radius and not because the maximum temperature increases. Even for the brightest pulses obtained (2x1013 photons, about 20 W of peak power) the maximum temperatures computed for the upper bubble are always lower than 20000 K.
Fil: Urteaga, Raul. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica. Gerencia D/area de Energia Nuclear. Gerencia de Ingeniería Nuclear (cab). Laboratorio Cavitación y Biotecnología; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Garcia Martinez, Pablo Luis. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica. Gerencia D/area de Energia Nuclear. Gerencia de Ingeniería Nuclear (cab). Laboratorio Cavitación y Biotecnología; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Bonetto, Fabian Jose. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica. Gerencia D/area de Energia Nuclear. Gerencia de Ingeniería Nuclear (cab). Laboratorio Cavitación y Biotecnología; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
LIQUID
HAMMER
SONOLUMINESCENT
BUBBLE
Otras Ciencias Físicas
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
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CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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