bubble raft


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bubble raft

[′bəb·əl ‚raft]
(solid-state physics)
A visual demonstration for the structure of dislocations in metal lattices, showing slip propagation; it consists of many identical bubbles floating on a liquid surface in something like a crystalline array.
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