The Kaye Effect - Video






The Kaye Effect

The Kaye Effect

This is leaping shampoo and the stable Kaye effect.  A thin stream of shampoo is poured from a height of 20 centimeters.  A heap is then formed and a streamer is ejected.  The outgoing jet rises and then hits the incoming jet which ends the Kaye effect. 

This generally can't be seen with the naked eye.  The whole process, from the emergence of the jet to its merging with the incoming stream, typically takes about 300 milliseconds.

This video attempts to explain the so-called Kaye effect.  It's scientifically interesting but also of great aesthetic beauty.