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Title: Pre-empting Plateau: The nature of topological transitions in foam
Sponsor: Science Foundation Ireland
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Keywords: Condensed Matter Physics
unstable multiple vertex
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Citation: S. Hutzler, D. Weaire, S. J. Cox, A. van der Net and E. Janiaud, Pre-empting Plateau: The nature of topological transitions in foam, Europhysics Letters, 77, 2007, 28002-p1 - 28002-p5
Series/Report no.: Europhysics Letters;
Abstract: When the area of a face in a dry foam approaches zero in some quasistatic processes, Plateau’s rules dictate that there must be an instability. This is more subtle than generally supposed.We argue that it is generally pre-empted, that is, the instability arises before an unstable multiple vertex is formed. Experiments and calculations which simulate Plateau’s wire frame experiments support this view.
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