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Press Release 05-030

A Bubble Full of Sunshine

Temperatures inside bursting bubbles can be four times hotter than the Sun

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A bubble grows and collapses due to ultrasound

This sequence of photos shows the growth and implosive collapse of a single bubble (blue) in sulfuric acid irradiated with high-intensity ultrasound. The images are shown in false color.

Credit: D. Flannigan and K. S. Suslick, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


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