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Langmuir Surface Tension Apparatus (replica)

Langmuir Surface Tension Apparatus (replica)

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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 item—a brass tray, and a brass film deposit plate—is a replica of Langmuir’s surface tension apparatus.
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Object Name
apparatus, surface tension
apparatus, surface tension (replica)
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 6 in x 1/4 in; 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm x.635 cm
overall; square: 6 in x 6 in x 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm x.9525 cm
overall; rectangle: 3 in x 6 3/4 in x 1/8 in; 7.62 cm x 17.145 cm x.3175 cm
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National Museum of American History
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