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How bright can sonoluminescence be?

  1. Jul 12, 2011 #1
    I'm interested in building a sort-of sonoluminescence "light bulb" for fun. Something that could be turned on or off with the flick of a switch. Obviously, the brighter the light emitted, the better.

    Here are my questions:
    Will single bubble or multi bubble sonoluminescence produce more light?

    How can I get the brightest possible light? Basically the only three factors would be single or multi bubble, liquid used, and gas used, I think.

    How bright will I be able to get it? Enough to light up a dark room a little, or no chance?
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2011 #2

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  4. Jul 12, 2011 #3
    The effects of sonoluminescence, from what I've read, is very dependent on the substances used during the process. I'm wondering if any substance or other changes have a noticeable effect on light emission.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2011 #4

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    I couldn't tell you, sorry.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2011 #5
    Yeah, I didn't really expect anyone to know, this is pretty niche stuff.
     
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