Ultrasound as Mechanical Force

  • Jean-Marc LévêqueEmail author
  • Giancarlo Cravotto
  • François Delattre
  • Pedro Cintas
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


Acoustic cavitation invariably combines chemical and mechanical effects that stem from bubble collapse in liquids. Strategies to harness preferentially the role of mechanochemistry in sonochemistry have been invented and developed in recent years, demonstrating enormous versatility from synthesis and catalysis to biology and analytical monitoring. Most cases involve polymers containing weak bonds that can be fragmented by sonication. The effects are dependent largely on both the nature of substrates and the strength of cavitational collapse.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Marc Lévêque
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giancarlo Cravotto
    • 2
  • François Delattre
    • 3
  • Pedro Cintas
    • 4
  1. 1.LCME/SCeMUniversité de Savoie Mont BlancParisFrance
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienza e Tecnologia del FarmacoUniversitá di TorinoTurinItaly
  3. 3.Departement de ChimieUnité de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le VivantDunkerqueFrance
  4. 4.Departamento Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Facultad de CienciasUniversity of ExtremaduraBadajozSpain

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