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ERIC Number: EJ1002750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Vapour Pressure and Adiabatic Cooling from Champagne: Slow-Motion Visualization of Gas Thermodynamics
Vollmer, Michael; Mollmann, Klaus-Peter
Physics Education, v47 n5 p608-615 Sep 2012
The recent introduction of inexpensive high-speed cameras offers a new experimental approach to many simple but fast-occurring events in physics. In this paper, the authors present two simple demonstration experiments recorded with high-speed cameras in the fields of gas dynamics and thermal physics. The experiments feature vapour pressure effects as well as adiabatic cooling observed upon opening a bottle of champagne. The authors also give simple qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the underlying physics. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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