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This site, from The American Physical Society's Physical Review Focus, details an experiment to investigate how liquids mix in turbulent flows, using thickness variations in soap films. The article describes the experiment, and also earlier studies on the theory and previous attempts at explaining the phenomenon. Links are provided for more information.
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Fluid Mechanics
- Dynamics of Fluids
= Turbulent and Streamline Flow
- Color
= Synthesis and Analysis of Color
- Interference
= Thin Films
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© 2009 American Physical Society
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Metadata instance created March 28, 2009 by Logan Hancock
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June 9, 2007
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(American Physical Society, College Park, 2009), WWW Document, (
A Soapy Solution, (American Physical Society, College Park, 2009), <>.
APA Format
A Soapy Solution. (2007, June 9). Retrieved December 15, 2018, from American Physical Society:
Chicago Format
American Physical Society. A Soapy Solution. College Park: American Physical Society, June 9, 2007. (accessed 15 December 2018).
MLA Format
A Soapy Solution. College Park: American Physical Society, 2009. 9 June 2007. 15 Dec. 2018 <>.
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