Dan Shechtman (2016) - The Science and Beauty of Soap Bubbles

Dan Shechtman (2016)

The Science and Beauty of Soap Bubbles

Dan Shechtman (2016)

The Science and Beauty of Soap Bubbles

Abstract

Soap bubbles have been popular children toys since ancient times. Inexpensive, easy to produce and very colorful they became a source of fascination to children and adults alike. Around 1733, artist Jean Siméon Chardin painted Soap Bubbles produced by a young man leaning out a window, and many artists produced lovely paintings depicting children blowing bubbles ever since.

Although soap bubbles can be easily produced, understanding their structure and properties deserves a close examination. Soap bubbles are really water bubbled coated with long soap molecules of which one side is hydrophilic, polar and ionic and the other side hydrophobic and non-polar.

In my talk I will detail the structure of the bubbles and their optical properties

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