Pakistani student’s physics paper surprises senior Physicists

Pakistani student’s physics paper surprises senior Physicists

Shaheer Niazi exalted Pakistan’s name in International Young Physicists’ Tournament

A Pakistani high school student’s physics paper has amazed senior scientists at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament.

A 17-year-old Muhammad Shaheer Niazi exalted the name of country in the world by making such an achievement in the field of physics.

As per details, revealed by international media, Shaheer Niazi replicated the phenomenon and presented his work professionally along with some photographic evidence of charged ions creating the honeycomb.

Shaheer Niazi just published his work in the journal Royal Society Open Science, which managed to surprise some senior physicists at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament.

According to New York Time’s report, an electric honeycomb behaves like a capacitor. In this case, the top electrode is a needle that delivers high voltage to the air just a few centimeters above a thin layer of oil on the other flat, grounded surface electrode.

The report further said that the thermal images puzzled Dr Pérez Izquierdo. Neither he nor others had previously explored temperature changes on the oil’s surface, and he would have expected a smaller and more even heating effect than Niazi observed. Determining the heat’s origin is an interesting question that requires more study, he said, while also praising Mr Niazi’s experimental skill.

“I think it’s outstanding for so young a scientist to reproduce these results,” Dr. Pérez Izquierdo said.

Almost every electronic device in your home contains capacitors, which store electricity, a bit like a battery. Electricity travels from the top electrode, through the insulator, to the bottom, or ground electrode.

The ions start accumulating on top of the oil until their force is too much. They sink down, forming a dimple in the oil that exposes the bottom electrode, allowing them to find their ground.

To prove that the ions were moving, Niazi photographed images of the shadows formed by their wind as they exited the needle and recorded the heat presumed to come from the friction of their travel through the oil. Heat appeared to originate at the needle, and dissipate outward, increasing with time even five minutes after the honeycomb formed.

He was first Pakistani participants in the International Young Physicists’ Tournament held in 2016.He simulated the phenomenon and presented his work as any professional scientist would.

Niazi wants to explore the mathematics of the electric honeycomb, and in the future, dreams of earning a Nobel Prize. In nature and in the electric honeycomb Niazi points out, “nothing wants to do excess work,” but he’s getting started early anyway.

About Sayyar Gul

Sayyar Gul is doing his MS Computational Sciences & Engineering from National University of Science and Technology. He is technology enthusiast with keen interest in new technological developments from around the world.
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