Can we artificially create extremely high frequency waves in the ( order of 10^60 )? how hard is it to create high frequency waves, and what limits are potential in doing so...

  • $\begingroup$ Why $10^{60}$? Is there something special about the exponent 60? Is this in units of Hz? $\endgroup$ – Ben Crowell Jan 19 '19 at 15:48

That's probably impossible, since the wavelength is 16 orders of magnitude smaller than the Planck length. From the Planck–Einstein relation, $E = h\nu$, a single such photon would have energy equivalent to about 7.4 million tonnes, and its Schwarzschild radius would be about $10^{-17} m$, much larger than the wavelength, thus the photon would be a black hole.

It's probably impossible to pack that much energy into such a tiny space. The universe might have acheived that sort of energy at the very start of the Big Bang, but I expect that quantum effects prohibited that, although we need a theory of quantum gravity to address such questions.

  • $\begingroup$ could you please explain your answer in latman $\endgroup$ – Mundaplackal Jan 19 '19 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ layman terms , i am not yet a college student, so i dont quite know what you are talkibg $\endgroup$ – Mundaplackal Jan 19 '19 at 13:41
  • $\begingroup$ @Mundaplackal the one-word answer is "No" and the one-sentence answer is "because of quantum mechanics and relativity." If you don't know anything about quantum mechanics and relativity, it's hard to take the explanation much further than that. $\endgroup$ – alephzero Jan 19 '19 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ @Mundaplackal It's hard to break my answer down into simpler terms, especially when I don't know the level of your knowledge. I added a little more info, and some links that might be helpful. But if you have a specific question about anything in this answer, please let me know. $\endgroup$ – PM 2Ring Jan 19 '19 at 14:08

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.