Tales from the Prep Room: High-speed Baubles

A Christmas Special

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High-speed science

Andy Marmery finds out what happens when he heats up a glass bauble filled with a tiny amount of water.

The results are, predictably, explosive. However, shooting the experiment at 18,000 and then 34,000 frames per second with a Phantom v1610 camera reveals the shattering forces at work.  

Special thanks to Jo Cleaves and Vision Research.

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Materials, Technology

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Type:
Demo
Organisations/Partners:
Vision Research
People:
Andrew Marmery
Location:
London, UK
Filmed in:
The Theatre
Published:
2013
Filmed:
2013
Credits:

Ed Prosser / Jo Cleaves / Royal Institution

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Licence: © Royal Institution

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