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2018 Scientific Images Contest Winners

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2018 Honorable Mention, Northwestern Scientific Image Contest. Soap is known for creating bubbles of air encased by a thin film of the soap and water. Bubbles are maintained by surface tension, which keeps the water and soap molecules in place; things like dry air or another object can break surface tension and cause the bubble to rupture. This image shows a thin soap film in mid-rupture. The wiggled lines on the intact side of the bubble reflect differences in the thickness of the film.

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Image
Keyword
high-speed imaging
fluid dynamics
interference pattern
bubbles
Rights
All rights reserved
Creator
Shah, Phalguni
Abstract
This image originally appeared as part of Northwestern's Scientific Images Contest. The contest and subsequent exhibitions are organized by Science in Society, the university's research center for science education and public engagement. Further information and opportunities to participate are available on their website.
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DigitalHub. Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
Science in Society
Date Created
2018
Subject: LCSH
Soap bubbles
Thin films
Surface tension
DOI
10.18131/g3-x51s-2d29

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