What is it about?

This work studies the interaction of focused ultrasound with perfluorocarbon liquid microdroplets. The vaporization of these droplets via ultrasound occurs in nanosecond to microsecond time scales which requires ultra-high-speed microscopy. Ultrasound-induced vaporization of liquid perfluorocarbon droplets is termed acoustic droplet vaporization and it has wide biomedical applications.

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Why is it important?

Understanding the underlying mechanisms and physics of acoustic droplet vaporization is critical for safe biomedical applications. This article combines two state of the art technologies, ultra-high-speed and confocal microscopy, to provide insight into physics and the bioeffects of acoustic droplet vaporization.


Writing this article was a delightful experience, as it provided me the opportunity to collaborate with co-authors with whom I've had fruitful working relationships.

Mitra Aliabouzar
University of Michigan

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This page is a summary of: Real-time spatiotemporal characterization of mechanics and sonoporation of acoustic droplet vaporization in acoustically responsive scaffolds, Applied Physics Letters, September 2023, American Institute of Physics,
DOI: 10.1063/5.0159661.
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