11 April 2017 Ultrasound acoustic energy for microbubble manipulation
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Many bio-medical applications entail the problems of spatially manipulating of bubbles by means of acoustic radiation. The examples are ultrasonic noninvasive-targeted drug delivery and therapeutic applications. This paper investigates the nonlinear coupling between radial pulsations, axisymmetric modes of shape oscillations and translational motion of a single spherical gas bubble in a host liquid, when it is subjected to an acoustic pressure wave field. A mathematical model is developed to account for both small and large amplitudes of bubble oscillations. The coupled system dynamics under various conditions is studied. Specifically, oscillating behaviors of a bubble (e.g. the amplitudes and instability of oscillations) undergoing resonance and off-resonance excitation in low- and high- intensity acoustic fields are studied. Instability of the shape modes of a bubble, which is contributing to form the translational instability, known as dancing motion, is analyzed. Dynamic responses of the bubble exposed to low- and high-intensity acoustic excitation are compared in terms of translational motion and surface shape of the bubble. Acoustic streaming effects caused by radial pulsations of the bubble in the surrounding liquid domain are also reported.
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Marjan Bakhtiari-Nejad, Ahmed Elnahhas, Sunghwan Jung, Shima Shahab, "Ultrasound acoustic energy for microbubble manipulation", Proc. SPIE 10164, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2017, 101642H (11 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2260297; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2260297
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