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This site, from the American Physical Society's Physical Review Focus, presents 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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- Dynamics of Fluids
= Turbulent and Streamline Flow
- Color
= Synthesis and Analysis of Color
- Interference
= Thin Films
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- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
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= Article
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image credit: Hamid Kellay; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from April 1, 2009 until April 16, 2009. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2009 American Physical Society
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Keyword: Batchelor
Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 28, 2009 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Jun 09, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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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 6, 2021, from American Physical Society:
Chicago Format
American Physical Society. A Soapy Solution. College Park: American Physical Society, June 9, 2007. (accessed 6 December 2021).
MLA Format
A Soapy Solution. College Park: American Physical Society, 2009. 9 June 2007. 6 Dec. 2021 <>.
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@misc{ Title = {A Soapy Solution}, Publisher = {American Physical Society}, Volume = {2021}, Number = {6 December 2021}, Month = {June 9, 2007}, Year = {2009} }
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