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B Photon Box

  1. Sep 10, 2016 #1


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    Can you pump enough low energy photons into a box that the rate of dissipation is overwhelmed and cause the box to explode?
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    Generally speaking, you should not be thinking in terms of photons if it's not a problem in quantum electrodynamics. This question isn't.

    If the intensity of the radiation is high enough and the material of which the box is made absorbs enough of it fast enough, the box will vaporize. If this happens fast enough, it could reasonably be described as an explosion.
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    Awesome! Thanks.
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