Sonoluminescence test for equation of state in warm dense matter

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In experiments of Single-bubble Sonoluminescence (SBSL), the bubble is heated to temperatures of a few eV in the collapse phase of the oscillation. Our hydrodynamic simulations show that the density inside the bubble can go up to the order of 1 g/cm3, and the electron density due to ionization is 1021 /cm3. So the plasma coupling constant is found to be around 1 and the gas inside the bubble is in the Warm Dense Matter (WDM) regime. We simulate the light emission of SL with an optical model for thermal radiation which takes the finite opacity of the bubble into ... continued below

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Ng, Siu-Fai; Barnard, J.J.; Leung, P.T. & Yu, S.S. August 1, 2008.

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In experiments of Single-bubble Sonoluminescence (SBSL), the bubble is heated to temperatures of a few eV in the collapse phase of the oscillation. Our hydrodynamic simulations show that the density inside the bubble can go up to the order of 1 g/cm3, and the electron density due to ionization is 1021 /cm3. So the plasma coupling constant is found to be around 1 and the gas inside the bubble is in the Warm Dense Matter (WDM) regime. We simulate the light emission of SL with an optical model for thermal radiation which takes the finite opacity of the bubble into consideration. The numerical results obtained are compared to the experimental data and found to be very sensitive to the equation of state used. As theories for the equation of state, as well as the opacity data, in the WDM regime are still very uncertain, we propose that SL may be a good low-cost experimental check for the EOS and the opacity data for matter in the WDM regime.

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  • Heavy Ion Fusion Symposium 2008, Tokyo, Japan, August 2-9, 2008

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  • Report No.: LBNL-1170E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 941703
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc894194

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Ng, Siu-Fai; Barnard, J.J.; Leung, P.T. & Yu, S.S. Sonoluminescence test for equation of state in warm dense matter, article, August 1, 2008; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc894194/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.