Definition of sonoluminescent in US English:

sonoluminescent

adjective

Physics
  • See sonoluminescence

    • ‘My fascination with sonoluminescent bubbles continues, in a way, in my high-speed photographic studies of drops and splashes.’
    • ‘The final signature of bubble fusion is the coincidence between the sonoluminescent light flashes from collapsing bubbles and the neutron emission.’
    • ‘A similar data detection and analysis as described above would generate an image of the medium in terms of its sonoluminescent characteristics.’
    • ‘Using this theory, temperatures inside the sonoluminescent bubble can be expected to reach 10 Kelvin.’
    • ‘In a controversial report last March, researchers offered evidence that such a so-called sonoluminescent bubble's implosion attains temperatures and pressures high enough to make atomic nuclei fuse together.’