Surface Tension Meter (replica)


Irving Langmuir (1881-1957) was an American who won a Nobel Prize in 1932 for his work in surface chemistry. Most notably, he developed a way to study layers of materials that are but one molecule thick. This meter stick is a replica of the one that Langmuir used in that surface tension apparatus.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.316573Catalog Number: 316573Accession Number: 222955

Object Name: meter, surface tension

Physical Description: brass (overall material)mahogany (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 1/4 in x 14 in x 28 in; 28.575 cm x 35.56 cm x 71.12 cmoverall: 11 3/4 in x 14 1/8 in x 28 in; 29.845 cm x 35.8775 cm x 71.12 cm


Record Id: nmah_1184620

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