The demonstration of conformal maps with two-dimensional foams

W. Drenckhan*, D. Weaire, S. J. Cox

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Monodisperse two-dimensional foams are produced by trapping a layer of equal-volume bubbles between two glass surfaces. The application of an appropriately angled or curved surface imposes a specific variation of the bubble area with position in the foam. With this easily demonstrated technique the foam can be created in such a way as to reproduce conformal maps of the hexagonal honeycomb lattice to a good approximation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-438
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2004


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