After presenting our work based on Maurice Mikker‘s Centrifuge Camera at the Annual meeting of the American Physics Society – Division of Fluid Dynamics in Washington, we had our work highlighted in the magazine New Scientist!
This is an on-going work with Maurice Mikkers and with my friend and collaborator at TU Delft’s Lorenzo Botto. Until a scientific paper comes out, you can take a look at Maurice’s Centrifuge Camera Channel.
Maurice had spent many years working as a lab technician 🧑🔬 and always wondered what the hell is going on inside those tubes every time he would put a sample to centrifuge. Now that he is a freelance photographer and daredevil artist, he can take crazy projects like this one. After borrowing some pieces from some of us, during the halt of the pandemic Maurice managed to put a small camera co-rotating with the centrifuge tubes.
When he first showed me the first video footages, I was not very impressed, everything happened as physics textbooks explain: denser stuff in your solution is pulled outwards due to the “fake gravity” created by the centrifugal force and lighter stuff than the liquid solvent would go in the opposite direction. That’s what you see in many of his videos. But there was one particular video that shocked me… [To Be Continued!]