Silver-plated models of <em>Sphagnum</em> branches
Steven K. Rice Duke University Department of Botany Durham North Carolina 27708 USA
Sphagnum, Silver-plated models, boundary layer properties, morphology, S. trinitense
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Silver-plated models of Sphagnum branches were employed in studies of boundary layer properties. The model based on morphology of S. trinitense (left; an aquatic species) generated thinner boundary layers than the S. recurvum model (right; a nonaquatic species) when evaluated in an electrochemical fluid tunnel. Models are 10 times life size with the branch axes 10 cm long.
copyright: Steven K. Rice, BSA