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Experimental investigation of the particle oscillation instability in a single-axis acoustic levitator

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Andrade, Marco A. B. [1] ; Polychronopoulos, Spyros [2] ; Memoli, Gianluca [3] ; Marzo, Asier [4]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Phys, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Athens, Informat & Telecommun, Athens 15784 - Greece
[3] Univ Sussex, Sch Engn & Informat, Brighton BN1 9RH, E Sussex - England
[4] Univ Publ Navarra, Comp Sci, Pamplona 31006, Navarre - Spain
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: AIP ADVANCES; v. 9, n. 3 MAR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 3

Single-axis acoustic levitators are employed in biomedicine, chemistry and physics experiments due to their ability to trap in mid-air objects of a wide range of materials and sizes. Although this type of levitator has been studied for decades, there are effects that are not well understood. One of these effects is the particle oscillation instability, in which the levitating particle starts to oscillate with increasing amplitude until it is ejected out of the levitator. Most of the operations performed with acoustic levitation require high accuracy regarding the positioning of the particle, thus a lack of stability severely hinders the experiments. In this paper, we present an experimental setup that consists of a single-axis levitator, a mechanized stage to control the separation between the emitter and the reflector, a scale to measure the radiation force and a high-speed camera. We experimentally investigate the effect of the distance between the emitter and the reflector on the apparatus resonant frequency and on levitation stability. In accordance with previous theoretical studies, three types of levitation behavior were experimentally identified: stable levitation, oscillation of constant amplitude and unstable oscillation. We also show that the type of levitation behavior can be controlled by changing the distance between the emitter and the reflector. (C) 2019 Author(s). (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 17/27078-0 - Desenvolvimento de sistemas de levitação acústica
Beneficiário:Marco Aurélio Brizzotti Andrade
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular