Journal article

Multibubble sonoluminescence in aqueous salt solutions

M Wall, M Ashokkumar, R Tronson, F Grieser

Ultrasonics Sonochemistry | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1999


The sonoluminescence from aqueous solutions containing various salts in the concentration range of 0 to 7 M has been examined using 3.5 ms pulses of 515 kHz ultrasound. In almost all cases the sonoluminescence intensity recorded increased with increasing salt level until a critical concentration (in the range of 1-2 M) was reached. At salt levels above the critical concentration the signal intensity decreased sharply with increasing salt concentration. It is not possible to satisfactorily account for the trends in terms of changes in solution viscosity, rate of bubble coalescence, water vapour pressure, air/water interfacial tension or ionic strength. However, a good correlation of the incre..

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