Snapping shrimp make flashing bubbles

@article{Lohse2001SnappingSM,
  title={Snapping shrimp make flashing bubbles},
  author={D. Lohse and B. Schmitz and M. Versluis},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={413},
  pages={477-478}
}
  • D. Lohse, B. Schmitz, M. Versluis
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • Snapping shrimp produce a loud crackling noise that is intense enough to disturb underwater communication. This sound originates from the violent collapse of a large cavitation bubble generated under the tensile forces of a high-velocity water jet formed when the shrimp's snapper-claw snaps shut (Fig. 1). Here we show that a short, intense flash of light is emitted as the bubble collapses, indicating that extreme pressures and temperatures of at least 5,000 K (ref. 4) must exist inside the… CONTINUE READING
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