Alexander Ramirez

Alexander Ramirez

Apr 15, 2016

Group 6 Copy 73
3
Please wait...

About This Project

Alpheus heterochaelis, better known as the Pistol Shrimp, possesses an over-sized claw that creates a cavitation bubble upon rapid closure underwater. The implosion of this bubble results in a shockwave and a flash of light, the former of which the shrimp uses to stun its prey. The goal of this experiment is to use high-speed imaging to study the implosion, and to apply the findings to the creation of novel water heating and purification technologies.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

How does hemlock tree decline impact bird bioindicators and ecosystem condition?

An invasive insect, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), is causing Eastern Hemlock tree decline in the Appalachian...

kwiKBio: Empowering citizen scientist superheroes to cure disease

My mother has Alzheimer's. My father suffered a stroke. A close friend's daughter, cystic fibrosis. My cousin...

Backer Badge Funded