World’s Fastest Water Heater Reaches 100,000 Degrees in 0.000 000 000 000 075 Seconds

There is news of the development of world’s fastest water heater which has enough power to heat water from room temperature to 100,000 degrees Celsius in less than a tenth of a picosecond. Yes, it’s that fast.

In a  study titled  “Ultrafast non-thermal heating of water initiated by an X-ray Free-Electron Laser”, scientists exposed to water molecules with powerful X-ray beams to push water into an exotic state. The state which scientists are dying to know more about. This research was conducted at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and is helping scientists to better understand the special characteristics observed with respect to water at temperatures that reach above its plasma point.


We generally use stoves, ovens, and heater to heat water. Since ages humans have been heating objects by transferring the heat from one object to another. But now microwaving has brought a twist in the process by introducing radiation as a method for heating water.

Also Read: How to build an induction heater and how does it work?

Microwaves are nothing but a type of electromagnetic radiation which finds its utility in radio, television, and cellular devices. Please take note that microwaves are non-ionizing in nature and cannot remove or rearrange atoms of their electrons.

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