Forma, Vol. 15 (No. 3), pp. 203-204, 2000
Original Paper

The Marangoni Effect and Its Artistic Application

Takaji Kuroda

Society for Promotion of Space Science, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510, Japan

(Received April 19, 2000; Accepted May 19, 2000)

Keywords: Marangoni Effect, Suminagashi, Microgravity, Surface Tension

Abstract. The Marangoni Effect is a phenomenon whereby movement of a liquid occurs due to local difference in the surface tension of the liquid. Although commonly occuring in nature on the ground, very careful observation is required to reveal this phenomenon due to the overtwhelming effects of gravity.

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