Sono-luminescence produced nuclear fusion

I was reading aboot sono-luminescence, and the researcher from llnl, that thought that he had (mistakenly) produced nuclear fusion. With all of the info available that I could find aboot sono-luminescence...it all seems to come down to 'how fascinating, but we don't much aboot it'. With that in mind, I want to make a small sono-luminescence device, to just watch it run, if nothing else.

Can I use mineral oil, instead of acetone, or water?

Why did the scientists @ llnl decide to use acetone...why not some sort of fluid that does not dissolve any hydrogen at all?...On all of the sites that I read up on, they all seem to say that it is very important that there be as little dissolved gases in the working fluid as possible.

Where can I get a round bottomed (100ml or so) flask...I am not in college right now, and when I was I didn't take any chem courses, mostly just read the book for basic inorganic chem myself, and then annoyed people with questions ;)

Also, if anyone has any pertinent explanations, and formulas as to the construction of one of these devices, then by all means share them!

Any and all questions/comments/educated guesses to ANY of my questions are more than welcome.

-Mike
 
Arghhh! No one? Where would be the best place to post this questions then?
 
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Re: Sonoluminescence...?

Hi redwraith94, I am actually also interested in sonoluminescence! I believe there is actually a commercial system now which you can purchase here:

http://www.teachspin.com/instruments/sonoluminescence/index.shtml [Broken]

I think constructing one yourself is possible, but could be difficult as you need to have a power amplifier and proper transducers. Poke around on the teachspin website and they show you how to calculate the resonant nodes of a rectangular liquid container :)
 
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Bobbywhy

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Re: Sonoluminescence...?

Several years ago Scientific American ran and article in "The Amateur Scientist" on how to reproduce sonoluminescence. There is a step-by-step procedure. Included was a company who sells the piezo ceramics to use.
 

Bobbywhy

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Re: Sonoluminescence...?

A google search for sonoluminescence revealed several sites devoted to reproducing it in your lab. One is

http://www.techmind.org/sl/
 

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