Properties of three-dimensional bubbles of constant mean curvature

S. J. Cox*, M. A. Fortes

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Foam bubbles of constant mean curvature with a number of faces between 3 and 32 have been computer generated. The surface area per unit volume is only weakly dependent upon the number of faces, which allows an approximate equation for the energy of a three-dimensional foam to be derived. A further relation between the rate of change in the volume of a bubble due to gas diffusion and its number of faces is compared with existing theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-293
Number of pages13
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003


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