Relations Between the Surface-Tension and Relative Contamination of Water Surfaces

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IN a recent paper (NATURE, vol. xlvi., p. 419) I have suggested a method for measuring the relative contamination of an anomalous water-surface in my adjustable trough without fearing an error caused by incomplete separation of the surfaces by the partition. It consists in observing not the displacement of the partition itself, but that of a floating wire laid across the surface, which follows every motion of the superficial water particles.

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POCKELS, A. Relations Between the Surface-Tension and Relative Contamination of Water Surfaces. Nature 48, 152–154 (1893) doi:10.1038/048152a0

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