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Theoretical Procedure for the Characterization of Acoustic Cavitation Bubbles

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The introduction of intense sound fields in liquids generate cavities or microbubbles that start to oscillate in the liquid under the rarefaction/compression phases of the sound wave. This phenomenon, called acoustic cavitation, is responsible for the vast majority of applications involving ultrasound and for the emission of broad wavelength light: sonoluminescence. The acoustic bubbles can be characterized by the dynamic of oscillation, the maximum temperatures and pressures reached in the interior of bubbles when they collapse and the bubble population (size and number). The literature in this field is scarce, probably due to complicated nature of the phenomena. We have recently developed a theoretical procedure for the characterization of acoustic cavitation bubbles. This procedure have been used to determine some interesting aspects of acoustic bubbles. In this review, the developed theoretical procedure and their significant results have been discussed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 2014

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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