Foams in microgravity

D. Weaire*, S. J. Cox, S. Hutzler, G. Bradley

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In common with other areas in which fluid dynamics plays an important role, the physics of foams is strongly influenced by gravity. In particular this poses difficulties in studying the equilibrium of wet foams. This is the primary motivation for some recent proposals for microgravity experiments under the auspices of ESA and NASA. At a more practical level, the microgravity environment should greatly extend the range of possibilities for the fabrication of metallic foams, in terms of alloys, additives, pore size and relative densities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal De Physique. IV
Subtitle of host publication: JP
PublisherEDP Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2001
EventSciences de la matiere et microgravite - Paris, France
Duration: 14 May 200115 May 2001

Publication series

NameJournal De Physique. IV : JP
ISSN (Print)1155-4339


ConferenceSciences de la matiere et microgravite
Period14 May 200115 May 2001


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