APR 21, 2019 10:30 PM PDT

Shrimp claw inspires new method of underwater plasma generation

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

 

 

In a study published in the journal Science Advances, researchers are looking at shrimp claws for inspiration of underwater plasma generation.

"In our paper, we report the first direct imaging of the light emission induced by the same method the shrimp uses: the mechanically generated energy focusing on a collapsing cavitation and the following shockwave propagation," says Dr. David Staack, associate professor. "The bio-inspired mechanical design allowed us to carry out repetitive and consistent experiments on the plasma generation and indicate a significant increase in conversion efficiency compared to sonic, laser and electric induced cavitation."

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Source: Science Daily

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  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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