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Compact acoustic levitation device for studies in fluid dynamics and material science in the laboratory and microgravityAn ultrasonic levitation device operable in both ordinary ground-based as well as in potential space-borne laboratories is described together with its various applications in the fields of fluid dynamics, material science, and light scattering. Some of the phenomena which can be studied by this instrument include surface waves on freely suspended liquids, the variations of the surface tension with temperature and contamination, the deep undercooling of materials with the temperature variations of their density and viscosity, and finally some of the optical diffraction properties of transparent substances.
Document ID
19860029530
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Trinh, E. H. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume: 56
ISSN: 0034-6748
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
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