Letter | Published:

Surface Tension and Lindemann Frequency

Nature volume 143, page 723 (29 April 1939) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

ANDRADE1 has derived the expression for the viscosity (η) of a liquid at its melting point in terms of the molecular mass (m), the Lindemann frequency (ν) and the mean molecular distance (σ). This simple relation has been amply substantiated by experimental results and has given us an insight into the mechanism of viscosity in liquids. But so far as we are aware, no equally elegant explanation of the phenomenon of surface tension in liquids has been put forward.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1.

    , Phil. Mag., 17, 497–511 (1934).

  2. 2.

    and , Cur. Sci., 8, 12 (1939).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. University of Mysore, Central College, Bangalore. Feb. 22.

    • L. SIBAIYA
    •  & M. RAMA RAO

Authors

  1. Search for L. SIBAIYA in:

  2. Search for M. RAMA RAO in:

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/143723a0

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.