Production of acoustic field with multiple focal points to control high amount of microbubbles in flow using a 2D array transducer

Kohji Masuda, Naoto Hosaka, Ren Koda, Shinya Onogi, Takashi Mochizuki

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Abstract

We have newly developed a 2D array transducer to control the behavior of microbubbles, which is different from that for HIFU therapy, to emit continuous wave by designing acoustic field including multiple focal points. In the experiment using a straight path model, we have confirmed that higher concentration of acoustic energy does not result more aggregation. We also have confirmed the trapped areas of microbubbles are located not in the peak of the distribution of sound pressure, but in the middle range. The dispersion of acoustic energy is important because there was a relation in the trapping performance of microbubbles and the shape of acoustic field.

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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