Phenomena

Soap Film Breakup

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This high-speed video shows a soap film formed across two rings and its deformation and breakup as the two rings are pulled apart. As the rings get further apart, surface tension deforms the soap film until the distance is too great to continue sustaining that shape. The film breaks into two–a sheet of soap film in each ring–and a little satellite bubble. Note the similarities in breakup between this soap film and a thin liquid column or water from a faucet.

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