Experiments on Sonoluminescence: Possible nuclear and QED aspects and optical applications

Belyaev, V. B.; Ionikh, Yu. Z.; Miller, M. B.; Motovilov, A. K.; Sermyagin, A. V.; Smolnikov, A. A.; Tolmachev, Yu. A.
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 524 Issue 1, p413
Academic Journal
An experimental program aimed at testing some hypothesis about the nature of Single Bubble Sonoluminescence (SBSL) is proposed. A possibility to search for micro-traces of thermonuclear neutrons is discussed, with the aid of an original low-background neutron counter operating in the condition of the deepest shielding from Cosmic and other sources of background. Besides, some signatures of QED-contribution to the light emission in SBSL are under consideration, as well as new approaches to probe the temperature inside the bubble. An applied-physics portion of the program is presented also, in which attention is being paid to single- and a few-pulse light sources on the basis of SBSL.


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