Definition of sonoluminescence in English:

sonoluminescence

noun

mass nounPhysics
  • Luminescence excited in a substance by the passage of sound waves through it.

    • ‘For 70 years, physicists have puzzled over sonoluminescence, a process where sound waves create thousands of hot, luminous bubbles in water.’
    • ‘But the work of this small start-up is still limited to computer modeling and trying to detect fusion neutrons from sonoluminescence.’
    • ‘I guess the other reason is that science finds the unexplained to be a challenge - and there's still plenty of mystery surrounding the exact chemistry or physics that cause that bright pin-point of light that sonoluminescence produces.’
    • ‘A bubble's collapse can be extremely violent, as revealed in light emission, called sonoluminescence.’
    • ‘During typical sonoluminescence experiments, spectral emission temperatures range up to tens of thousands of kelvins, and the rapidly imploding bubble walls can generate internal shock waves under certain conditions.’

Pronunciation

sonoluminescence

/ˌsəʊnə(ʊ)luːmɪˈnɛs(ə)ns/