Journal article

The influence of acoustic power on multibubble sonoluminescence in aqueous solution containing organic solutes

D Sunartio, M Ashokkumar, F Grieser

Journal of Physical Chemistry B | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2005


The effect of varying the applied acoustic power on the extent to which the addition of water-soluble solutes affect the intensity of aqueous multibubble sonoluminescence (MBSL) has been investigated. Under most of the experimental conditions used, the addition of aliphatic alcohols to aqueous solutions was found to suppress the MBSL intensity, although an enhancement of the MBSL intensity was also observed under certain conditions. In contrast, the presence of an anionic surfactant sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) in aqueous solutions generally enhanced the observed MBSL intensity. For a series of aliphatic alcohols and SDS, a strong dependence of the MBSL intensity on the applied acoustic powe..

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