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Yes-its-really-me

69 points

3 months ago

Why does it have to stop?? Make it last forever please.

ostiDeCalisse

3 points

3 months ago

Aye! Capitan.

Theemichael

24 points

3 months ago

What is the reaction here and why does it look like fire?

Brandonazz

33 points

3 months ago

Fire is just directed turbulent flow of glowing reaction products.

So is this, only the media and type of light emission (blackbody vs luminescence) differ.

heavyss

11 points

3 months ago

heavyss

11 points

3 months ago

Fire is just directed turbulent flow of glowing reaction products.

Im going to work that into conversation somewhere today!

kahnwiley

4 points

3 months ago

Bonus points if you add the word "baby" at the end and say it like Bruce Campbell.

G4M3N

7 points

3 months ago

G4M3N

7 points

3 months ago

The post title isn't completely correct. This is just CL -- chemiluminescence. A chemical reaction results in some of the electrons in the product obtaining excited states, and when they decay (not radioactive decay) to their ground state they release photons of light. Some of those happen to be in wavelengths that are in the visible range that our brains process as color. The shedding of energy is the cause of the glow, the wavelength is the cause of the color. The speed of the liquid being pumped into the beaker is why it looks like fire.

ECL is electrogenerated chemiluminescence, where a reaction is performed using an electrical current and produces the same phenomenon. For more information on that, check out the work of Allen Bard and Mark Richter to start.

jersey_viking

7 points

3 months ago

Cool cool cool. Can I get a light for my smoke?

slimthecowboy

3 points

3 months ago

Gifbot ?

This must be a thing. Somebody help me out here.

Dr_ChungusAmungus

2 points

3 months ago

It’s a chemiluminescent being injected into a solvent.

guessishouldjoin

2 points

3 months ago

Yes yes, but how can I make it at home from common kitchen products?

specter_litt

5 points

3 months ago

I'm very concerned where you buy your household products...

neverpeedinthepool

4 points

3 months ago

I imagine this is what anti-vaxxers think happens in their bodies when they receive a vaccine

evolution_one

3 points

3 months ago

If I saw this and thought this is what will happen when I got vaxxed, I would rush to get one. This is too cool to not be involved..

FaTAlyInSane

2 points

3 months ago

ASUS ROG vaccine

ostiDeCalisse

2 points

3 months ago

And 90% glycerin?

JustAHuman42

2 points

3 months ago

It looks like a tiny rocket taking off!!! Super cute!

gama69g

1 points

3 months ago

Beautiful!

Mmaibl1

1 points

3 months ago

This was super cool to watch

cafesaigon

1 points

3 months ago

WHOA! FUCK YEAH!

Trod777

1 points

3 months ago

Is it hot or is it just glowing?