Fiat Lux: Light from Gas Bubbles, X-Rays from Peeling Tape, and Fusion from Crystals

3/28/2011; 57 minutes

Watch sound as it is channeled into light. UCLA's Seth Putterman carries out an experiment on stage that demonstrates a phenomenon called "sonoluminescence," in which a flash of light accompanies the bursting of a bubble in a liquid when sound waves are passed through it. (#20888)

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