Inert gas accumulation in sonoluminescing bubbles

Detlef Lohse, Sascha Hilgenfeldt

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Abstract

In this paper we elaborate on the idea [Lohse et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1359-1362 (1997)] that (single) sonoluminescing air bubbles rectify argon. The reason for the rectification is that nitrogen and oxygen dissociate and their reaction products dissolve in water. We give further experimental and theoretical evidence and extend the theory to other gas mixtures. We show that in the absence of chemical reactions (e.g., for inert gas mixtures) gas accumulation in strongly acoustically driven bubbles can also occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6986-6997
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume107
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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