Sound produced by an oscillating arc in a high-pressure gas

Fedor K. Popov, Mikhail N. Shneider

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We suggest a simple theory to describe the sound generated by small periodic perturbations of a cylindrical arc in a dense gas. Theoretical analysis was done within the framework of the non-self-consistent channel arc model and supplemented with time-dependent gas dynamic equations. It is shown that an arc with power amplitude oscillations on the order of several percent is a source of sound whose intensity is comparable with external ultrasound sources used in experiments to increase the yield of nanoparticles in the high pressure arc systems for nanoparticle synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053303
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 7 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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