The fact that her show is called “surface tension” makes clear that she understands and intends this reference.
This reduction of the surface tension you can see if I use the same wire frame a third time.
Soap solution admirably fulfils Plateau's second condition, its surface tension being only about 40 per cent.
Its presence breaks down the surface tension, as we had supposed.
His feet rested on nothing—and yet there was some sort of tension under him—like the surface tension of water.
These motor units are supported on the surface of the water by an intensifying of the surface tension in their immediate area.
On the moon, the surface tension of the ink was exactly the same as on earth, but the gravity was five-sixths less.
Further, the pressure inside such a thread due to a surface tension equal to that of water would be 60 atmospheres.
Special effects of this force are classified as (a) capillary action, and (b) surface tension.
What would cause the surface tension to break down like that?
surface tension n.
A property of liquids arising from unbalanced molecular cohesive forces at or near the surface, as a result of which the surface tends to contract and exhibit properties resembling those of a stretched elastic membrane.
A measure of this property.
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A property of liquids such that their surfaces behave like a thin, elastic film. Surface tension is an effect of intermolecular attraction, in which molecules at or near the surface undergo a net attraction to the rest of the fluid, while molecules not near the surface are attracted to other molecules equally in all directions and undergo no net attraction. Because of surface tension, the surface of a liquid can support light objects (such as water beetles on the surface of a pond). Surface tension is responsible for the spherical shape of drops of liquid; spheres minimize the surface area of the drop and thus minimize surface tension. See also capillary action, meniscus.