Surface Tension Meter (replica)

Surface Tension Meter (replica)

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Description
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
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 cm
overall: 11 3/4 in x 14 1/8 in x 28 in; 29.845 cm x 35.8775 cm x 71.12 cm
ID Number
PH.316573
catalog number
316573
accession number
222955
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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