International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2533

Full Length Research Paper

Stability and dancing dynamics of acoustic single bubbles in aqueous surfactant solution

Honoh Suzuki*, I-Yin Sandy Lee and Yasuyuki Okuno
Department of Chemistry, University of Toyama, 3190 Gofuku Toyama 930-8555, Japan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 December 2009
  •  Published: 31 March 2010


Acoustic single bubbles in aqueous solutions of sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) have been studied. In dilute SDS solutions, the trapped bubbles are found to be stabilized and sustainable up to higher driving acoustic amplitude. Stroboscopic images of the bubble are consistent with theory, indicating dancing motion and intensive near-resonance oscillations of the bubble. A trace analysis of the bubble fluctuations reveals an oscillatory behavior of 'inverted pendulum' around the pressure antinode.


Key words: Acoustic bubbles, sonochemistry, sodium dodecyl sulfate, cavitation.