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Gas compression and jet formation in cavities collapsed by a shock wave

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A range of techniques, including high-speed photography and image intensification, are used to study the collapse of cavities by shock waves. Of particular interest are the shape changes of the cavity and the production of luminescence at 'hot spots' in the gas. The relevance of the research to cavitation damage, explosive initiation, and medical uses of acoustic waves is discussed.

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  1. Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 OHE, UK

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