Robust acoustic wave manipulation of bubbly liquids

N. A. Gumerov, I. S. Akhatov, C. D. Ohl, S. P. Sametov, M. V. Khazimullin, S. R. Gonzalez-Avila

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    Experiments with water-air bubbly liquids when exposed to acoustic fields of frequency ∼100 kHz and intensity below the cavitation threshold demonstrate that bubbles ∼30 μm in diameter can be "pushed" away from acoustic sources by acoustic radiation independently from the direction of gravity. This manifests formation and propagation of acoustically induced transparency waves (waves of the bubble volume fraction). In fact, this is a collective effect of bubbles, which can be described by a mathematical model of bubble self-organization in acoustic fields that matches well with our experiments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number134102
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number13
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2016


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