Foams and Emulsions

Foams and Emulsions

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A general and introductory survey of foams, emulsions and cellular materials. Foams and emulsions are illustrations of some fundamental concepts in statistical thermodynamics, rheology, elasticity and the physics and chemistry of divided media and interfaces. They also give rise to some of the most beautiful geometrical shapes and tilings, ordered or disordered. The chapters are grouped into sections having fairly loose boundaries. Each chapter is intelligible alone, but cross referencing means that the few concepts that may not be familiar to the reader can be found in other chapters in the book. Audience: Research students, researchers and teachers in physics, physical chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering and geometry.Nevertheless, whereas a soap froth coarsens in time to minimize the surface of its interface, the 2D MF froth can be stable in time. ... one (which drives the time- evolution of 2D soap froths), but with the opposite sign: 5-sided cells grow in time, 7-sided cells shrink, whereas 6sided cells do not evolve. ... is the Bohr magneton.

Title:Foams and Emulsions
Author:J.F. Sadoc, N. Rivier
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-09


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