Demonstration and interpretation of 'scutoid' cells formed in a quasi-2D soap froth

A. Mughal, S. J. Cox, D. Weaire, S. R. Burke, S. Hutzler

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Abstract

Recently a novel type of epithelial cell has been discovered and dubbed the ‘scutoid’. It is induced by curvature of the bounding surfaces. We show by simulations and experiments that such cells are to be found in a dry foam subjected to this boundary condition
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-364
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Volume98
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Quasi-2D foams
  • T1 transition
  • epithelial cells
  • scutoid

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