Minimum energy configurations of small bidisperse bubble clusters

M. F. Vaz*, S. J. Cox, M. D. Alonso

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Abstract

We consider two-dimensional foam clusters consisting of small collections of N bubbles with two different areas. Different arrangements of these bidisperse clusters were found experimentally for each N. Calculation of their perimeter allowed us to compare the energy of each cluster, giving candidates to the minimal energy arrangement. The number of possible clusters is discussed and the calculated energies are compared with existing approximations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4165-4175
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume16
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2004

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