Theory and applications of the macroscopic quantization effect in nonlinearly-coupled vibrating systems
Danil B. Doubochinski
Jonathan Tennenbaum

MEDYNA 2013 : 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Structural Dynamics and Vibroacoustics 
23-25 Apr 2013 Marrakech (Morocco) 

Among the most fruitful areas for research and application of vibrational processes today is a special type of nonlinear interaction between oscillating systems, known as argumental coupling, and the emergence of discrete, “quantized” dynamic regimes in systems of argumentally-coupled oscillators, known as the Macroscopic Quantization Effect (MQE). Many years' work in this area has led to the development of new technologies having potentially enormous economic benefits. These technologies include a highly-efficient nonlinear vibrational process for atomizing liquids into submicron-sized droplets, which opens the way toward drastically reducing energy requirements for evaporative cooling and refrigeration, as well as desalination of sea water. Closely related is a new method for producing highly-stable emulsions, with application to the production of synthetic fuels. The present paper summarizes essential features of argumental interactions and the theory and experimental demonstration of the Macroscopic Quantization Effect, and describes the basic principle behind the new atomization technology.