acoustic radiation pressure


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Noun1.acoustic radiation pressure - (acoustics) the pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a sound wave
acoustics - the study of the physical properties of sound
corpuscular-radiation pressure, radiation pressure - the minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave
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Making a flying droplet of coffee The knowledge that acoustic waves can exert a force -- the acoustic radiation pressure effect -- on an object to keep it in suspension was discovered more than 100 years ago.