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lame de savon, pointe de verre, cylindre de platin

English translation: Soap-film; pipette tip; (platinum bar?)

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French term or phrase:lame de savon, pointe de verre, cylindre de platin
English translation:Soap-film; pipette tip; (platinum bar?)
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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12:51 Jul 7, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: lame de savon, pointe de verre, cylindre de platin
The first three refer, I do believe to parts of a microscope. En parois : si deux noyaux ou plus sont près de tels trous, les isoclines qui les joignent se trouvent resserrés en parois. I am stuck on how to translate parois here. the context is material science.
thierry
Savart plate /
Explanation:
Could you by any chance be working off a faxed or poorly xeroxed text? What makes me suspect that is that the item, *lame de Savart* does exist, but I can't find any *lame de savon*. Here is what LGDT has: Domaine(s)
physique
élément optique


Savart plate (a)


lame de Savart n f (a) -------- Sorry, can't help you on the rest.


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 15:08
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Thanks for trying but lame de savon is correct. i even found a website with a diagram. However, I still don't have an equivalent. I aprreciate the effort.
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naSoap-film; pipette tip; (platinum bar?)
Yolanda Broad
naSavart plate /
Yolanda Broad


  

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Savart plate /


Explanation:
Could you by any chance be working off a faxed or poorly xeroxed text? What makes me suspect that is that the item, *lame de Savart* does exist, but I can't find any *lame de savon*. Here is what LGDT has: Domaine(s)
physique
élément optique


Savart plate (a)


lame de Savart n f (a) -------- Sorry, can't help you on the rest.





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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 15:08
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
Grading comment
Thanks for trying but lame de savon is correct. i even found a website with a diagram. However, I still don't have an equivalent. I aprreciate the effort.
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Soap-film; pipette tip; (platinum bar?)


Explanation:
Hello Thierry,

I was just revisiting this questions (because ProZ has asked everyone to enter terms into a glossary, and I'd like to find a term to enter here!), and found the following:

lame de savon

Les lames minces prennent spontanément
une forme telle que leur surface soit minimale.

On forme une lame d'eau de savon sur un verre sur lequel on a placé un fil de coton.
Lorsqu'on perce une partie de cette lame,
l'autre partie attire le fil comme une membrane élastique
http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/physique/Tp-phys/Term/Ex...

I used the info above to get enough key words to find the following. Wish I'd known enough about how to get hold of keywords back when you needed this answer!

Fluid Mechanics Demonstrations
... There are: 29 fluid mechanics demonstrations; 23 of which have ... the center 2A15.10; Soap-film minimal surfaces 2A15.20. Capillary action 2A20: ...
buphy.bu.edu/~duffy/fluids.html

(2)
Les clones sont aisément obtenus
par ensemencement d'une surface de milieu gélosé
à l'aide d'une pipette Pasteur (tube de verre stérile
effilé à la flamme) qui permet de prélever
l'inoculum, c'est à dire le matériel contenant les
bactéries (produit pathologique ou culture
antérieurement réalisée) et d'en assurer la
dispersion sur la surface par frottement de la
pointe de verre à la surface du milieu. Si des
précautions sont prises afin d'éviter la dispersion
sur une surface déjà ensemencée, la densité des
bactéries déposées sur le milieu est
exponentiellement décroissante avec la surface de
dispersion.

Glass Capillaries
... the glass is heated and pulled until the ... forces between the glass molecules can no ... together
At this point the capillary splits ... yielding the pipette tips. For a ...
www.dagan.com/glass.htm

(3) There just ain't no such animal as a "cylindre de platin" out there in any lab. that I can find. It looks like your "cylindre de platin" must really be "de platine": that wonderful platinum bar–the standard kilogram housed in Paris, that I learned about back in my école communale primaire (presumably on the day that every school child in France was learning about it).

(The only dictionary usage I can find for "platin" is the following (from LGDT):

océanographie
fond et littoral
platin n m (a)
Partie basse d'une plage qui découvre à marée basse. (a)
Note(s): Par extension ((de sens)) haut-fond sableux. (a)
[1977])

(4) I trust you found that "paroi" is simply "wall" (as in, for instance, *cell wall*)

Best regards,

Yolanda Broad
ybroad@microserve.com


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Yolanda Broad
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Local time: 15:08
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551
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