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Edge scaling of soap froth

Authors Szeto, Kwok-Yip View this author's profile
Tam, Wing-Yim View this author's profile
Issue Date 1998
Source Physica A, Statistical and theoretical physics , v.254, (1-2), 1998, May p. 248-256
Summary 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.
ISSN 0378-4371
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Language English
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