AFA technology employs acoustic, mechanical energy. When an acoustic burst is applied to the focal zone, strong acoustic forces create numerous cavitation bubbles within the sample. When each burst is ended, these bubbles collapse, creating intense, localized, high velocity jets of solute (typically water). This process is repeated thousands of times per second, promoting rapid processing of sample vessel contents.
These acoustic processes are performed in an isothermal, non-contact environment. Focused-ultrasonicators may be programmed for intensity, duration, and duty factor of these bursts, supporting a wide variety of applications, from gentle mixing to extreme compound reformatting and dissolution.
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