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Sonoluminescence using microwaves?

  1. Jun 11, 2015 #1
    Would it be possible to produce the same effect using electromagnetic waves instead of sound waves?
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2015 #2
    I'm not certain how sonoluminescence works exactly, or if anyone truly does, but I do know that microwaves have an effect on the atoms themselves, where the sound waves simply "move" atoms around. It is the the atoms pushing in around a gas bubble which cause its collapse which leads to the phenomenon.
     
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