Eli5: How does sonoluminescence creates light?

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Eli5: How does sonoluminescence creates light?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

The temperature in the bubble gets tens of thousands of Kelvin hot. We don’t know exactly what causes it, it could just be the heat producing light. I think this is most likely, but it could be from moving electric charges or other effects.

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The sound of a sufficient intensity can cause a bubble to collapse and as a result of the collapse produce a short burst of light. https://youtu.be/cZjYoWFexrY