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Bimetal Strip
# 4A30.10


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Description: A bimetal strip is brass on one side and steel on the other. When heated over a Bunsen burner the strip curves toward the steel side. When cooled in liquid nitrogen, it curves the other way.

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 10 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 2

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
Hilton H-2a.5 Just a picture.
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 14-08 Heat the commercial bimetallic strip in a flame.
Meiners 25-2.2 A pointer is mounted on the end of a bimetallic strip. Picture.
Sutton H-21 Two 25 cm strips of brass and invar steel are welded together for use as a bimetal strip.
Freier and Anderson Ha-5 Strips of dissimilar metals bonded together bend when heated.

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