NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Development of Techniques to Investigate Sonoluminescence as a Source of Energy HarvestingInstrumentation techniques are being developed at NASA Glenn Research Center to measure optical, radiation, and thermal properties of the phenomena of sonoluminescence, the light generated using acoustic cavitation. Initial efforts have been directed to the generation of the effect and the imaging of the glow in water and solvents. Several images have been produced of the effect showing the location within containers, without the additions of light enhancers to the liquid. Evidence of high energy generation in the modification of thin films from sonoluminescence in heavy water was seen that was not seen in light water. Bright, localized sonoluminescence was generated using glycerin for possible applications to energy harvesting. Issues to be resolved for an energy harvesting concept will be addressed.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Wrbanek, John D.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Fralick, Gustave C.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Wrbanek, Susan Y.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 2007
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Thermodynamics
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper-2007-5596
Meeting Information
Meeting: 43rd Joint Propulsion Conference
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Country: United States
Start Date: July 8, 2007
End Date: July 11, 2007
Sponsors: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 698259.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
No Preview Available