Steady-State Drainage of an Aqueous Foam
Citation:Weaire D, Pittet N, Hutzler S. and Pardal D `Steady-State Drainage of an Aqueous Foam? in Physical Review Letters, 71, (16), 1993, pp 2670 - 2673
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The process of wetting of a monodisperse foam by the continuous addition of liquid from the top has been investigated for a cylindrical column. The velocity of the interface between dry and wet foam was found to vary as the square root of the rate of addition of liquid. Evidence of a structural transformation was found around gas fraction ?=0.87. It was interpreted as arising from the collapse of the four-sided faces of the (Kelvin) polyhedra which constitute the foam cells, and this was directly observed when large bubbles were used. There is a second transition at around ?=0.6, with the onset of bubble motion.
Publisher:American Physical Society
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Physical Review Letters
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