RADIATION INDUCED ACOUSTIC CAVITATION IN A SCINTILLATION LIQUID
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD ANNAPOLIS United States
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The study attempted to establish a time correlation between the incidence of radiation in a liquid upon which a sound field was impressed, and the subsequent cavitation event. A scintillating liquid enclosed in a cavitation cell was considered ideal for such a study. An ionizing particle produced a scintillation event, and if of sufficient energy triggered a cavitation event. Both events are observable, and a time correlation could be established between them. Such a time correlation has not been established. Several problems of major import have been encountered. However, none of them are necessarily insurmountable. Suggestions are made for improvements which would allow this study to be carried to a fruitful conclusion.
- Nuclear Instrumentation
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
- Fluid Mechanics