Gerbode Lab

soft matter physics at harvey mudd college

by Bela Quintas

Two beautifulll** ramp cells made today: the sequel

Hii this is Bela

I came in the lab tonight to try out making more Mylar strip ramp cells because my first one was a bit rough. I made two Mylar strip ramp cells with the new stock solution maya and I made thursday. They were not the besttt ramp cell but better than my first! So improvement! The first one had an air bubble that no matter what just wouldn’t budge. They are both in the fume hood chilling in the impurity dish.

** again not that beautiful, but special in their own way :)

by gerbode

Our first sample!

Somehow the world was on our side yesterday as we created our very first rampcell.  Warning: they may not all be this easy.

Here’s an image that Jaron captured of the sample (a mixture of 2 micron and 1 micron polystyrene beads suspended in DI water):

Many thanks to TSI Incorporated for donating the particles!