Leaping Shampoo

Featured Video Play Icon

The Kaye effect is a neat phenomenon associated with falling shear-thinning non-Newtonian fluids like shampoo or hand soap.  As the falling liquid piles up after hitting a solid surface, it ejects streams of fluid upwards.  The effect usually only lasts for a few hundred milliseconds, but it is possible to see it at home without a high-speed camera if you pay close attention.  More detailed physics of the effect are discussed in this previously featured video.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: