Inside a collapsing bubble: sonoluminescence and the conditions during cavitation.

  title={Inside a collapsing bubble: sonoluminescence and the conditions during cavitation.},
  author={Kenneth S. Suslick and David J. Flannigan},
  journal={Annual review of physical chemistry},
Acoustic cavitation, the growth and rapid collapse of bubbles in a liquid irradiated with ultrasound, is a unique source of energy for driving chemical reactions with sound, a process known as sonochemistry. Another consequence of acoustic cavitation is the emission of light [sonoluminescence (SL)]. Spectroscopic analyses of SL from single bubbles as well as a cloud of bubbles have revealed line and band emission, as well as an underlying continuum arising from a plasma. Application of… 

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