• On the Relationship Between Viscosity and Surface Tension
    Author:
    Ruihan Wei, Ji-Hong Chen, Jan D. Huizinga
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    16 September 2014 4:07 PM |

    Surface tension and viscosity are both measures of how "sticky" a liquid is, but are they related? The authors here investigate the surface tension and viscosity of mixtures of water with different concentrations of agar agar, flour, or detergent. Surprisingly, they find that the least viscous mixtures had the strongest surface tensions, indicating that the two properties are not linked.

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  • Diamagnetic Solutions Show a Significant Reduction in Flow Rate when Exposed to a Magnetic Field Greater than or equal to 0.7 Tesla
    Author:
    Joshua Murley, Rhonda Christman
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    08 September 2014 1:50 PM |

    There are complex interactions between water and outside forces such as magnetic fields. This study aims to examine the effects of magnetic forces on the flow rate of water. The alteration of flow rate by magnets could have exciting applications in many fields.

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