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Authors

L. B. Spinney

Document Type

Research

Abstract

A smooth stream of water falling vertically is allowed to strike the center of a small circular plate placed horizontally. The water under these circumstances spreads laterally over the edge of the plate in a thin stream. Under the action of gravity and surface tension this thin bubble-like stream assumes various forms determined by the velocity of the stream impinging upon the plate and the dimensions of the various parts of the apparatus. The bubble may be made to assume a more or less nearly spherical form or, by joining a free water surface below, to shape itself into the form of a bell. The smooth unbroken forms assumed by this film-stream are very striking, affording a beautiful illustration of surface tension effects and give promise of a convenient means of studying certain surface tension phenomena.

Publication Date

1926

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

240

Last Page

241

Copyright

© Copyright 1926 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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