Soap bubble surface

Soap bubble surface

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Credit: DANIEL SAMBRAUS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Soap bubble surface. The colours are due to light interference. Certain wavelengths are extinguished when the incident white light reflected from the back of the film interferes with the front of the film. The colours depend on the thickness of the film, which varies across the bubble.

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Keywords: abstract, bubble, bubbles, close-up, colour, colourful, interference, interference pattern, light, multicoloured, optical, optics, physical, physics, random, soap bubble, spectrum, surface, surface tension

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