Variation of average coordination number with liquid fraction for two-dimensional foams with finite contact angle
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Jing Z, Feng C, Cox S and Hutzler S, Variation of average coordination number with liquid fraction for two-dimensional foams with finite contact angle, Philosophical Magazine, 101, 2021, 1048 - 1060
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We present Surface Evolver computer simulations for two-dimensional (2d) foams in which the contact angle at which liquid films and Plateau borders meet is non-zero. We determine the average coordination number Z of bubbles over a wide range of finite contact angles θ and liquid fractions ϕ. We find a linear scaling of Z for values of ϕ between about 0.07 and 0.15, corroborating previous data obtained for the case of zero contact angle. The results highlight the importance of attractive bubble interactions for 2d foams.
European Space Agency
China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
National Natural Science Foundation of China (60703033).
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Author: Hutzler, Stefan
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Philosophical Magazine
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