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Bénard cells

  1. Jan 25, 2014 #1
    I'm hoping to make (or model) these little cells on my own, but I'm not entirely sure how it can be done with household materials.

    I've seen a few videos of it being done but there's not much on how to create them.

    Any ideas?

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  3. Jan 25, 2014 #2


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  4. Jan 25, 2014 #3
    I'm attempting a physical recreation as a lab experiment.
  5. Jan 26, 2014 #4


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    You can see them just by boiling water on your stove with a number of additives. The one I always hear about is the old-fashioned hot chocolate that you make on the stove. As it boils you can see the Rayleigh-Bénard cells.
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