Interference, Ruptured, Phalguni Shah

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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.

Phalguni Shah

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Tools & Techniques: Phantom v2515 High-Speed Camera

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