Genesis of Ultrasonic Microbubbles: A Quick Historical Overview

Author(s): Marianna Karamanou, Theodore G. Papaioannou, Christodoulos Stefanadis, George Androutsos.

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 18 , Issue 15 , 2012

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Abstract:

Microbubbles were the subject of numerous experiments and theoretical analysis over the past 100 years. Linked with the discovery and evolution of ultrasound, they were considered to be excellent echoenhancers. From the theories on acoustic waves in antiquity and the discovery of ultrasound, to the genesis of microbubbles around 1968, in our paper we trace the magnificent story of these “magical” bubbles.

Keywords: piezo-electric effect, Paul Langevin, microbubbles, Raymond Gramiak.

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VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 15
Year: 2012
Page: [2115 - 2117]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/138161212800099937
Price: $58

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