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The Hyperfine Physics Podcast

28 EpisodesProduced by Derek Padilla and Zak EspleyWebsite

Physics puzzles and deep dives into physics topics.


Acoustic Levitation w/ Special Guest Dr. David Jackson

Zak and Derek discuss acoustic levitaiton with Dr. David Jackson, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dickinson College.

Their published paper at AAJP (requires subscription), "Acoustic levitation and the acoustic radiation force":

You can contact Dr. Jackson to request a copy:

Ming-Hua Chang's senior thesis, "Using Schlieren Optics to Visualize Ultrasonic Standing Waves In Acoustic Levitation":

Dr. Daniel A Russell's Acoustics and Vibration Animations:

Selected gifs of wave motion:

Physics Girl video building an acoustic levitator on Youtube:

Acoustic levitation on Wikipedia:

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