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Solitons, pentagons and other star-shaped waves

By Eileen De Guire / February 14, 2013

Examples of star-shaped waves resulting from vibrations in a tank containing liquid oil. Credit Rajchenbach et al., APS. Today I am linking to videos mainly because they are cool and not because they have a strong tie to materials science. These short looping videos, which are oddly hypnotic (for me, anyway), are the work of Jean Rajchenbach,…

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