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A liquid matter from a solid matter with a help of ultrasound?

  1. Apr 2, 2012 #1
    Good morning,

    I would like to ask you... Is it possible to make a liquid matter from a solid matter with a help of ultrasound?

    At first, what happens if the ultrasound travels through a solid matter (for example quartz)? What happens to a solid matter during a positive amplitude (compression) and negative amplitude (decompression)? I think that during a positive amplitude of ultrasound dense glass could origin and during a negative amplitude there is nothing done and if the ultrasound velocity and frequency are much greater the ultrasonic cavitation (creation of vacuum bubbles) could be possible during ultrasound negative amplitude (origin of a liquid matter). Is it possible? Does anybody knows how to try to describe this acoustic process?

    Yours,
    Flor
     
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  3. Apr 2, 2012 #2

    Andy Resnick

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