Chaotic sonoluminescence

R. Glynn Holt, D. Felipe Gaitan, Anthony A. Atchley, Joachim Holzfuss

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Sonoluminescence (SL) is generated from single, stably oscillating bubbles in a stationary, time-periodic acoustic field. By measuring the time dealy between flashes, the dynamics of the phenomenon has been investigated. While other researchers have concentrated on the remarkable periodic stability of the system, present results indicate that, for small variations in the governing parameters, period doubling, chaos, and quasiperiodicity can occur. The implications of the complex temporal behavior for the problem of determining the mechanism(s) for production of SL are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1376-1379
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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