Physical phenomena

2017-07-27T20:30:01+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Singing sand, Electron diffraction, Magnetostriction, Shock diamond, Adsorption, Cherenkov radiation, Coriolis force, Redshift, Thermoelectric effect, Josephson effect, Absorption (chemistry), Compton scattering, Tyndall effect, Percolation, Photophoresis flashcards Physical phenomena
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  • Singing sand
    Singing sand, also called whistling sand or barking sand, is sand that produces sound.
  • Electron diffraction
    Electron diffraction refers to the wave nature of electrons.
  • Magnetostriction
    Magnetostriction (cf. electrostriction) is a property of ferromagnetic materials that causes them to change their shape or dimensions during the process of magnetization.
  • Shock diamond
    Shock diamonds (also known as Mach diamonds, Mach disks, Mach rings, donut tails or thrust diamonds) are a formation of standing wave patterns that appear in the supersonic exhaust plume of an aerospace propulsion system, such as a supersonic jet engine, rocket, ramjet, or scramjet, when it is operated in an atmosphere.
  • Adsorption
    Adsorption is the adhesion of atoms, ions, or molecules from a gas, liquid, or dissolved solid to a surface.
  • Cherenkov radiation
    Cherenkov radiation, also known as Vavilov–Cherenkov radiation, is electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an electron) passes through a dielectric medium at a speed greater than the phase velocity of light in that medium.
  • Coriolis force
    In physics, the Coriolis force is an inertial force (also called a fictitious force) that acts on objects that are in motion relative to a rotating reference frame.
  • Redshift
    In physics, redshift happens when light or other electromagnetic radiation from an object is increased in wavelength, or shifted to the red end of the spectrum.
  • Thermoelectric effect
    The thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice versa.
  • Josephson effect
    The Josephson effect is the phenomenon of supercurrent—i.
  • Absorption (chemistry)
    In chemistry, absorption is a physical or chemical phenomenon or a process in which atoms, molecules or ions enter some bulk phase – gas, liquid or solid material.
  • Compton scattering
    Compton scattering, discovered by Arthur Holly Compton, is the inelastic scattering of a photon by a charged particle, usually an electron.
  • Tyndall effect
    The Tyndall effect, also known as Tyndall scattering, is light scattering by particles in a colloid or else particles in a very fine suspension.
  • Percolation
    In physics, chemistry and materials science, percolation (from Latin percōlāre, "to filter" or "trickle through") refers to the movement and filtering of fluids through porous materials.
  • Photophoresis
    Photophoresis denotes the phenomenon that small particles suspended in gas (aerosols) or liquids (hydrocolloids) start to migrate when illuminated by a sufficiently intense beam of light.