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Understanding Sonoluminescence

Thomas Brennan


Sonoluminescence is the transformation of sound into light. To most who know how to do sonoluminescence, it's just a little glowing bubble levitating in a flask of water. But it holds some surprises that have been overlooked. This book looks to reform our scientific understanding of sonoluminescence and explore the practical applications as an energy source.

About Editors

Thomas Brennan is a professor of physics at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, where he's taught physics and astronomy since 2014. He completed his PhD thesis on the topic of sonoluminescence in 2009 at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He also received a BA in physics from the University of Chicago and an MS in physics from UCLA. His research interests include both experimental and mathematical physics as well as astronomy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgements / Author biography / Introduction / A new look at the timing of sonoluminescence / The quantum theory of sound / A new theory of sonoluminescence: it's cold / A related phenomenon: nuclear discharge of cold atomic clusters / More related phenomena / Lightning is Cold fusion / Suggestions for a future experiment—the lightning machine / Conclusion / More Bubble Traces


Paperback ISBN: 9780750328500

Ebook ISBN: 9781681743660

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4365-3

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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