Date: Tue Oct 14 20:22:48 2008

Author: Richard Berg

Subject: vibrating soap bubbles



There is a very old film loop showing vibrations of soap bubbles that
shows the bubble vibrating back and forth between oblate and prolate
shapes; also being given energy so that it vibrates and then breaks up
into two or more smaller bubbles. I want to use this as an example of how
large nuclei may vibrate and then break up during the fission process.

Does anyone know of a video of this sort of thing, or perhaps a computer
animation showing this type of vibration?


Dr. Richard E. Berg, Professor of the Practice
Director, Physics Lecture-Demonstration Facility
U.S. mail address:
Department of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4111
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