Interference pattern from oil on water

Interference pattern from oil on water

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Caption: Light interference pattern produced by a thin film of oil on a volume of water. A razor blade has been added to illustrate surface tension effects, whereby fluid surfaces behave as a stretched, elastic membrance. The razor blade lies at rest in a shallow depression in the liquid surface.

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Keywords: colour, coloured, colours, interference pattern, light, oil, oil film, optics, physics, pollution, razor blade, spectral, spectrum, surface tension

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