Physicists boiled water in one trillion second with a laser
Physicists boiled water in one trillion second with a laser

Physicists boiled water in one trillion second with a laser

Физики вскипятили воду за одну триллионную секунды лазером Swedish physicists set an amazing record. They boiled water for an incredibly short period of time – one trillionth of a second, or rather 0.000 000 000 000 075 seconds. Scientists used an XFEL X-ray free electron laser, which brought the liquid temperature to 100,000 ° C. Swedish engineers used ultra-intense and ultra-short bursts of X-rays to heat. This made it possible to knock electrons out of water molecules, destroying the balance of electric discharges. Under the influence of the repulsive force, the atoms began to move much more actively. The created conditions turned water into a plasma, similar in characteristics to the plasma on the Sun and Jupiter. Of course, under ordinary conditions, water on Earth cannot turn into plasma. What is the practical meaning of the experiment? Such experiments can better understand and study the characteristics of water.

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