Bubbles hotter than the sun

L. A. Crum, Kenneth S Suslick

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The phenomenon of sonoluminescence is described, This process involves passing sound waves through water, generating tiny bubbles that can focus energy in the form of light. The potential for sonoluminescence is examined. The extremely high temperatures that can be reached by the bubbles are discussed. The possibility of achieving nuclear fusion from sonoluminescence is also considered. (P.M.Taylor)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalNew Scientist
Issue number1975
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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