A Soapy Solution Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
A Soapy Solution
Description:
In this experiment, observations of soap films helped explain mixing in turbulent fluids. The colors, produced by interference, reveal the thickness of each part of the film.
-- To learn more about this experiment, visit A Soapy Solution.
-- For more on interference, see this Hyperphysics page.
Image:
image credit: Hamid Kellay; <a href="http://focus.aps.org/story/v14/st22" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/images/features/soap-film-research-large-03.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: Hamid Kellay; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/soap-film-research-large-03.jpg
Featured:
April 1, 2009 - April 16, 2009