Beyond the eighth harmonic

first-harmonicThe scientific paper Shape oscillation of a levitated drop in an acoustic field by Weiyu Ran and Steven Fredericks introduces the star drop, by placing a simple drop of water into an ultrasonic field.

Different harmonics create different shapes in this demonstration video. And if you ever wondered what it’s like to surpass the eighth harmonic, sit down and take a look.

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