Video/animation icon  Measuring boiling temperature by liquid nitrogen pouring over a bi-material strip

 
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Description: Using a steel-aluminium bi-material strip, with the two constituent strips equally thick. The steel-aluminium strip is fixed securely in the tray, and liquid nitrogen carefully poured into the tray to estimate its boiling temperature. From TLP: Thermal expansion and the bi-material strip, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/thermal-expansion/expt2.php
Keywords: thermal expansion • steel-aluminium • strip
Categories: Science approaches
Materials > Metals & alloys
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Thermal
Properties > Electrical, magnetic & optical
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 08 August 2006
Date added: 02 December 2009
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Resource ID: 2310