Friday, April 12, 2013

Prince Rupert's drop

Meet Destin from Smarter Every Day and discover the amazing properties of the Prince Rupert's Drop!

What happens when you drip molten glass into cold water?
The glass forms a tadpole structure (a bulb with a tail) with a very peculiar strain structure at the inside: the drop won't break if you hit the bulb with a hammer  but even a small damage (a swing or tiny crack) on the tail will cause the whole structure to break... exposively!

Take a seat and be ready to be fascinated!



Source:
SmarterEveryDay Channel
wikipedia

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