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This paper examines the structures of foams, a dispersion of gas within a smaller volume of liquid. Thin films form the interfaces between the gas and liquid faces and are stabilized by surfactants.  
 
This paper examines the structures of foams, a dispersion of gas within a smaller volume of liquid. Thin films form the interfaces between the gas and liquid faces and are stabilized by surfactants.  
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[[Image:Film Thickness vs Disjoining Pressure.jpg]]
 
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Revision as of 18:02, 12 November 2012

Entry by Grant Gonzalez, 9 Nov 2012

Foams

Keywords: Thin Films, Disjoining Forces, Foams, Surfactants

Authors: Arnaud Saint-James, Douglas J. Durian, David A. Weitz

Summary

This paper examines the structures of foams, a dispersion of gas within a smaller volume of liquid. Thin films form the interfaces between the gas and liquid faces and are stabilized by surfactants.

Disjoining Forces

Film Thickness vs Disjoining Pressure.jpg

Possible Applications

  1. Firefighting
  2. Food
  3. Separations
  4. Oil Recovery
  5. Detergents
  6. Textiles
  7. Cosmetics

Discussion

Reference

Saint-James, A., Durian, D. J., Weitz, D. A. and Updated by Staff 2012. Foams. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. 1–24.