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Does the Water during sonoluminescence heat up?

  1. Mar 19, 2015 #1
    When sonoluminescence is happening in water, since the bubble is getting so hot, does the water heat up as well or stay at its normal temperature?
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2015 #2

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    You add energy to the water. It gets warmer, but if you want a significant temperature change there are more efficient methods.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2015 #3
    I'm not looking for a change I just want to know if sonoluminescence has a non-negligible effect on the temperature on the water.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2015 #4

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    That depends on the input power and your threshold of "non-negligible".
     
  6. Mar 19, 2015 #5
    If I'm putting about a 4.5V sound wave.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2015 #6

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    Units for Volts for a sound wave do not make sense. If it is not Volts, what do you mean?
     
  8. Mar 19, 2015 #7
    Thats the amplitude that the oscilloscope says when it is hooked up to a microphone that is on the flask.
     
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