X-Ray water heater

In a recent study, this is published in the journal Procedures of the National Academy of Sciences, which is titled as “Ultrafast non-thermal heating of water initiated by an X-ray Free-Electron Laser?” This experiment was carried on at Standford College SLAC National Accelerator Lab in which they have heated the water to about 180,000 Fahrenheit in about millionth of a second.

This experiment proves that it is the world’s fastest water heater which can heat the water to about 100,000-degreeCelsius in just about 75 femtoseconds. It goes beyond the boiling water, and it transforms the water into plasma. The experiment was set up by a team of researchers in Sweden at the Center for the Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) of DESY and Uppsala University, as per report of R&D Mag.

This heater which is the world’s fastest heater is built specially for the scientists who want to know more about different states which have some unique characteristics of water. It is not built to heat the water or tea at your home.

According to Carl Coleman, who is the lead author of the experiment where researchers had used the X-ray free-electron laser Linac Coherent Light Source LCLS at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US said, “They fired extremely powerful, ultra-short flashes of light through water. Normally, when you heat water, the molecules will just be shaken stronger and stronger. At that level, heating is nothing more than the violent movement of molecules.”

As per scientists, they have recorded the phase transformation of water turning into plasma after the electrons have pulled out from the atoms. This has occurred in less than 75 femtoseconds. The plasma which is formed still gave the property of the liquid water as the atoms present in there have no time to make a significant move.  

 

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