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Single-bubble sonoluminescence: creating a star in a jar

Webb, S. M. and Mason, N. J. (2004). Single-bubble sonoluminescence: creating a star in a jar. European Journal of Physics, 25(1) pp. 101–113.

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Single-bubble sonoluminescence (SBSL) is the art of trapping a micrometre-sized bubble within a standing acoustic field and driving it to emit light. Recently, there has been a burgeoning amount of research performed in this field. This paper aims to give the reader a succinct account of the current state of the theory and a description of a simple experimental set-up which may be used to achieve SBSL within a water-filled flask in any teaching laboratory.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 IOP Publishing Limited
ISSN: 0143-0807
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 19323
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2009 11:34
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 12:02
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