Flowing Crystals: Nonequilibrium Structure of Foam

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Written by: Grant England AP225 Fall, 2011

Info

Title: Flowing Crystals: Nonequilibrium Structure of Foam

Authors: Piotr Garstecki and George M. Whitesides

@Harvard: http://gmwgroup.harvard.edu/pubs/pdf/965.pdf

Keywords

foam, lattice, metastable state

Summary

This paper describes the formation of five different types of "flowing crystals" of foam in a nonequilibrium process and attempts to describe why the different phases form by showing that it cannot be a function of interfacial energy.

Methods and Results

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Conclusions