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Effects of thermal conduction in sonoluminescence

Chu, M.-C. and Leng, D. (1997) Effects of thermal conduction in sonoluminescence. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 9 (16). pp. 3387-3397. ISSN 0953-8984. doi:10.1088/0953-8984/9/16/011.

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We show by numerical hydrodynamic calculations that there are two important effects of thermal conduction in sonoluminescence: (i) the bubble remains close to being isothermal during the expansion phase; and (ii) a cold, dense layer of air is formed at the bubble wall during the contraction phase. These conclusions are not sensitive to the particular equation of state used, although details of the dynamical evolution of the bubble are.

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Additional Information:© Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 1997. Received 26 February 1996, in final form 3 October 1996. Print publication: Issue 16 (21 April 1997). We thank Professor Steve Koonin and Tom Tombrello for stimulating discussions. We thank Professor Joseph Shepherd for discussions and comments on the manuscript, as well as providing us with the numerical Srinivasan EOS for air. We also thank Dr William Moss for useful discussions regarding the EOS. This research was partially supported by an RGC Earmarked Grant CUHK312/96P, a Chinese University Direct Grant 702/1, and the US National Science Foundation under grants PHY90-13248 and PHY94-12818 at Caltech. DL gratefully acknowledges the support of the Caltech SURF program.
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Research Grants Council of Hong KongCUHK312/96P
Chinese University Direct Grant702/1
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