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Title: Edge scaling of soap froth
Authors: Szeto, Kwok-Yip
Tam, Wing-Yim
Keywords: Edge scaling
Soap froth
Scaling properties
Edge distribution
Area scaling law
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Physica A, Statistical and theoretical physics, v. 254, no. 1-2, May 1998, p. 248-256
Abstract: We investigate the scaling properties of the edge distribution of soap froth and compare it with the area scaling law. The data collapse for edge scaling of cells belonging to the same topological class is explained by a harmonic expansion of the energy of the froth with area-perimeter constraint. The edge scaling hypothesis is found to be comparable to area scaling. The implication on existing theories for the evolution of soap froth is discussed.
Rights: Physica A © Copyright 1998 Elsevier. The Journal's web site is located at
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