2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference


Sonoluminescence in Various Media Using Different Gases
Casey M. Carroll
Dr. Matthew M. Beaky, Faculty Mentor

Under certain conditions, light is produced when an acoustically driven bubble suspended within a liquid catastrophically collapses, a phenomenon known as sonoluminescence. The mechanism for this phenomenon is greatly debated among experts in the field. On account of this, much experimental data has been collected, including variations in which the effects of different fluids suspending the bubble are studied. Similarly, the luminescence of the system is altered when the gaseous chemicals composing the bubble are varied. By comparing and contrasting these individual experimental results, support and opposition for the most popular potential light producing mechanisms will be explored.

Keywords: Physics, Cavitation, Luminescence, Sonoluminescence


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 7-5
Location: VH 1416
Time: 9:15

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