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Recently, I had been watching this video about sonoluminescence and how certain shrimps (e.g. mantis shrimp) can snap their pincers so fast that a huge sound is made in the form of a bubble, which collapses on itself and a flash of light is seen from the centre of the bubble, although lasting only 0.01 seconds. I later found out that this flash of light is so far unexplained. What do you think the reason for this flash of light?

Image credit: BBC Wildlife

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3 years, 7 months ago

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I think becoz of the heat produced by the sonoluminescence that causes the water particles to burn for a second or two. Swapnil Rajawat · 3 years, 6 months ago

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@Swapnil Rajawat That's not quite what happens Sharky Kesa · 3 years, 6 months ago

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I wanted to ask a question that Is sonoluminescence is the only means of generating picosecond flashes of light that does not require expensive lasers ? Jinay Patel · 3 years, 7 months ago

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@Jinay Patel I got no idea, but it's definitely one of them. Sonoluminescence is the act of light being formed from sound. There might be other ways to create light. Sharky Kesa · 3 years, 7 months ago

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