© 1999

Sonochemistry and Sonoluminescence

  • Lawrence A. Crum
  • Timothy J. Mason
  • Jacques L. Reisse
  • Kenneth S. Suslick

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 524)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fundamentals of Cavitation

    1. Ronald A. Roy
      Pages 25-38
    2. Andrea Prosperetti
      Pages 39-62
    3. W. Lauterborn, R. Mettin
      Pages 63-72
  3. Cavitation Bubble Dynamics

    1. J. R. Blake, R. P. Tong, G. S. Keen, Y. Tomita
      Pages 87-96
    2. W. Lauterborn, C. D. Ohl
      Pages 97-104
    3. Michael Longuet-Higgins
      Pages 105-116
    4. R. I. Nigmatulin, I. Sh. Akhatov, N. K. Vakhitova, R. T. Lahey Jr.
      Pages 127-138
    5. R. Mettin, C.-D. Ohl, W. Lauterborn
      Pages 139-144
  4. Single-Bubble Sonoluminescence

    1. Thomas J. Matula, Lawrence A. Crum
      Pages 145-158
    2. W. C. Moss, D. B. Clarke, D. A. Young
      Pages 159-164
    3. Michael P. Brenner, Sascha Hilgenfeldt, Detlef Lohse
      Pages 165-182
    4. C. D. Ohl, O. Lindau, W. Lauterborn
      Pages 183-190
  5. Sonochemistry Fundamentals

    1. K. S. Suslick, W. B. McNamara III, Y. Didenko
      Pages 191-204
    2. J. Reisse, T. Caulier, C. Dekerckheer, Y. Kegelaers, N. Segebarth, K. Bartik
      Pages 205-224
    3. Sameer I. Madanshetty
      Pages 237-244

About this book


Sonochemistry is studied primarily by chemists and sonoluminescence mainly by physicists, but a single physical phenomenon - acoustic cavitation - unites the two areas. The physics of cavitation bubble collapse, is relatively well understood by acoustical physicists but remains practically unknown to the chemists. By contrast, the chemistry that gives rise to electromagnetic emissions and the acceleration of chemical reactions is familiar to chemists, but practically unknown to acoustical physicists. It is just this knowledge gap that the present volume addresses.
The first section of the book addresses the fundamentals of cavitation, leading to a more extensive discussion of the fundamentals of cavitation bubble dynamics in section two. A section on single bubble sonoluminescence follows. The two following sections address the new scientific discipline of sonochemistry, and the volume concludes with a section giving detailed descriptions of the applications of sonochemistry.
The mixture of tutorial lectures and detailed research articles means that the book can serve as an introduction as well as a comprehensive and detailed review of these two interesting and topical subjects.


chemical reaction chemistry dynamics electromagnetic luminescence physics reactions sonochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence A. Crum
    • 1
  • Timothy J. Mason
    • 2
  • Jacques L. Reisse
    • 3
  • Kenneth S. Suslick
    • 4
  1. 1.Applied Physics LaboratoryUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.School of Natural and Environmental SciencesCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  3. 3.Service de Chimie OrganiqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium
  4. 4.School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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