Rayleigh-Benard Convection Cells

Rayleigh-Benard Convection Cells

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Caption: Rayleigh-Benard convection cells. Photograph of a thin layer of vegetable oil mixed with aluminum powder and heated gently on a hotplate. Benard cells are convection cells that appear spontaneously in a liquid layer when heat is applied from below. Henri Benard, a French physicist, was the first to conduct this experiment which illustrates the theory of dissipative structures.

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Keywords: benard cells, bw, cells, convection cells, dissipative structures, experiment, physicist, rayleigh-benard, rayleigh-benard convection cells, science, scientific, scientific experiment

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