We describe the fluid dynamics principles governing the up-down oscillatory cycling of a bubble- covered, low-density, low-mass ball of material (referred to henceforth as a “fizz-ball”) immersed inside a glass of bubbling (super-saturated) carbonated liquid. The bubbles serve to desaturate the liquid of excess CO2. The fizz-ball acts as a catalyst to speed up this process.
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PAPERS| May 01 2012
Phys. Teach. 50, 284–287 (2012)
Murray Moinester, Lars Gerland, Gérard Liger-Belair, Aharon Ocherashvili; Fizz-ball Fizzics. Phys. Teach. 1 May 2012; 50 (5): 284–287. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.3703544
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