Instruments & Equipment

Definition, Applications, and Uses of Ultrasonic Cleaners

An ultrasonic cleaner is a device that utilizes ultrasonic sound waves to clean objects. Read this article to learn the definition, applications, and uses of ultrasonic cleaners in the Laboratory. An ultrasonic cleaner consists of a tank filled with a cleaning solution, typically water or a solvent, and an ultrasonic transducer. When the transducer emits high-frequency sound waves (typically above the range of human hearing, around 20 to 400 kHz), it creates millions of tiny bubbles through a process called cavitation. These bubbles implode near the surface of the object…

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