Department of Physics Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

12-15-1991

Publication Source

Physical Review A

Volume

44

Issue

12

Start Page

R7902

Last Page

R7906

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevA.44.R7902

Abstract

The coarsening of a three-dimensional foam is studied with multiple light-scattering techniques. Scaling behavior is observed with the average bubble diameter growing in time as tz where z=0.45±0.05. Changes in the packing conditions during coarsening give rise to a dynamical process that also exhibits temporal scaling. Neighboring bubbles undergo sudden structural rearrangement events at a rate per unit volume that decays as t−y where y=2.0±0.2.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 1991 American Physical Society. You van view the original article at: https://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.44.R7902

Comments

At the time of publication, author Douglas J. Durian was affiliated with Exxon Research and Engineering Company. Currently, he is a faculty member at the Physics Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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