2 - 00.00 - Support Equipment used for Heat and Fluids

The following list refers to manuals and files for support equipment used for demonstrating heat and fluids.
Heat Pipes
Code Number:
2 - 00.00
Demo Title:
Support Equipment used for Heat and Fluids
Heat & Fluids
Liquid crystal sheets and thermometers, vacuum pump with hose and adapter, bell jars, vacuum plates.
  • Julien Vandermarlière, "On the inflation of a rubber balloon", TPT, Vol. 54, #9, Dec. 2016, p. 566. 
  • Ichiro Fukumori, "Kamifusen, the self-inflating Japanese paper balloon", Physics Today, Vol. 70, #1, Jan. 2017, p. 78.
  • Bobby Mercer, "Emergency Crayon Candle", Junk Drawer Chemistry, 2016, p. 138.
  • Joey Green, "Monster Bubbles", The Mad Scientist Handbook 3 p.67 
  • Earl Zwicker, "Bubble Maker Interference", TPT, Vol. 26, #3, March 1988, p. 284.
  • James O'Connell, "Shapes of Bubbles and Drops in Motion" TPT Vol. 38 April 2000 p. 232.
  • Glen McGilvray, "What happens to a candle flame in an orbiting spacecraft?" TPT Vol. 20 #4 April 1982 p. 261.
  • Jearl Walker, "The Physics and Chemistry Underlying the Infinite Charm of a Candle Flame" The Ameture Scientist.
  • "Measuring the Heat Produced by a Single Candle" TPT Vol. 28 #6 September 1990 p. 420.
  • George M. Hopkins, "Cork Borer" Experimental Science p.166.
  • Figuring Physics, "How Warm or Cold?" TPT Vol. 49 April 2011 p.198.
  • H-220, Make Dry Ice DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
  • Arthur M Vash, "Dry Ice on Demand" American Journle of Physics Vol. 34 #12 p. 31.
  • Philip Dilavore, "Glass Blowing - Try it, you'll like it" TPT Vol.20 #7 October 1982 p. 443.
  • Herbert H. Gottlieb, "Glass Tube Cutter", TPT Vol.15 #8 November 1977 p. 500.
  • H. P. Stabler, "Heat Gun" American Journal of Physics Vol. 30 #4 April 1962 p. 37.
  • S. K. Chakarvarti, "A Simple Temperature Sensor", TPT Vol. 20 #7 October 1982 p. 470.
  • Stephan P. Hansen, "An Introduction to Vacuum Technology", TPT Vol. 35 Janruary 1997 p. 8
  • Thomas W. Listerman, Thomas A. Boshinski, and Lynn F. Knese, "Cooling by Imersion in Liquid Nitrogen", AJP, Vol. 54, #6, June 1986, p. 554.
  • D. R. Merritt and F. Weinhaus, "The Pressure Curve for a Rubber Balloon", AJP, Vol. 46, #10, Oct. 1978, p. 976.
  • Heat Pipes - Enertron Products Information 



  • Air Source
  • Balloons
  • Balloons-Self Inflation
  • Bubbles
  • Burners - Bunsen - Fisher - Mixed Gas
  • Candle and Candle Flame
  • Cork Borer
  • Cork Press
  • Demineralizing Cartridges (Barnstead)
  • Dewar Flask's
  • Dry Ice Machine
  • Fog Machine
  • Glass Blowing
  • Glass Cutters
  • Glassware
  • Heat Gun
  • Heat Pipes
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Vacuum Accessories
  • Vacuum Pump

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