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October 19, 2012: Acoustic Levitation for Medicine
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October 19, 2012: Acoustic Levitation for Medicine
This acoustic levitator was originally developed to help NASA simulate microgravity conditions, but now, scientists are using this piece of equipment to study pharmaceutical solutions at the molecular level. At Argonne National Laboratory, droplets are suspended in air between two sets of speakers, which generate sound waves at frequencies slightly above the audible range -- about 22 kilohertz. Learn more about how acoustic levitation is performed and how it helps scientists study pharmaceuticals here. | Photo courtesy of Dan Harris/Argonne National Laboratory.
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