Directed jetting from collapsing cavities exposed to focused ultrasound

Gerold, B., Glynne-Jones, P., McDougall, C., McGloin, D., Cochran, S. , Melzer, A. and Prentice, P. (2012) Directed jetting from collapsing cavities exposed to focused ultrasound. Applied Physics Letters, 100(2), 024104. (doi:10.1063/1.3676414)

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Abstract

We demonstrate directed jetting from pulsed laser-induced cavities subjected to a burst of focused ultrasound. Alignment of the ultrasound focus and the pressure amplitudes in the vicinity of the cavity dictate the direction and length of the resulting jet, respectively. We interpret our observations in terms of radiation forces exerted on the cavity, due to the pressure gradient introduced to the ultrasound focus by its presence. We support our hypothesis with a linear analysis of the force distribution across the cavity surface, at the moment of maximum inflation, which shows reasonable predictive agreement with the observed jet characteristics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gerold, Dr Bjoern and Cochran, Professor Alexander and Prentice, Dr Paul
Authors: Gerold, B., Glynne-Jones, P., McDougall, C., McGloin, D., Cochran, S., Melzer, A., and Prentice, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Applied Physics Letters
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
ISSN:0003-6951
ISSN (Online):1077-3118

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