We’ve all seen how glass can be broken with a sound at a certain frequency, but it can also be used to boil water.
Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University have created the strongest underwater sound in the world today. They used an X-ray laser to create extremely powerful sound. Thus, they have created an underwater sound so strong that it can vaporize instantly.
Scientists have been trying to find out how high intensity sound waves can affect biological matter.
To this end, scientists have used a powerful laser to launch X-rays at very thin jets of water. When the rays reached the microscopic strand of water, they instantly vaporized the water molecules.
Researchers have created the strongest sound in the world.
The device used by the researchers was Linac Coherent Light Source.
This is an extremely powerful X-ray laser that can create “molecular black holes”. At the same time, it can heat water to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a millionth of a millionth of a second, according to Science Alert.
Also, in the same experiment, the researchers noticed something interesting when it comes to sound. In the process, a cylindrical shock wave propagated along the water jet. According to the researchers, the initial pressure of these shock waves corresponds to the extreme sound intensities. The acoustic pressure resulting from this experiment would be about 270 decibels. This is louder than the sound of a rocket launch.
Such intensity would not only break your eardrum, but could even have the same effect on your lungs or heart.
As a result of the experiment, scientists claim that it is impossible to be able to create a sound louder than underwater.