Experimental study of transient paths to the extinction in sonoluminescence

Authors
Urteaga, Raul; Dellavale Clara, Hector Damian; Puente, Gabriela Fabiana; Bonetto, Fabian Jose
Publication Year
2008
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
An experimental study of the extinction threshold of single bubble sonoluminescence in an air-water system is presented. Different runs from 5% to 100% of air concentrations were performed at room pressure and temperature. The intensity of sonoluminescence (SL) and time of collapse (tc) with respect to the driving were measured while the acoustic pressure was linearly increased from the onset of SL until the bubble extinction. The experimental data were compared with theoretical predictions for shape and position instability thresholds. It was found that the extinction of the bubble is determined by different mechanisms depending on the air concentration. For concentrations greater than ~30%–40% with respect to the saturation, the parametric instability limits the maximum value of R0 that can be reached. On the other hand, for lower concentrations, the extinction appears as a limitation in the time of collapse. Two different mechanisms emerge in this range, i.e., the Bjerknes force and the Rayleigh–Taylor instability. The bubble acoustic emission produces backreaction on the bubble itself. This effect occurs in both mechanisms and is essential for the correct prediction of the extinction threshold in the case of low air dissolved concentration.
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: Dellavale Clara, Hector Damian. 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: Puente, Gabriela Fabiana. 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
SONOLUMINESCENCE
INSTABILITY
ACOUSTIC
Otras Ciencias Físicas
Ciencias Físicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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