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ERIC Number: EJ864418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Capillary Rise in a Wedge
Piva, M.
Physics Teacher, v47 n8 p528-530 Nov 2009
In introductory-level physics courses, the concept of surface tension is often illustrated using the example of capillary rise in thin tubes. In this paper the author describes experiments conducted using a planar geometry created with two small plates forming a thin wedge. The distribution of the fluid entering the wedge can be studied as a function of the wedge angle.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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