Three-dimensional bubble clusters: Shape, packing, and growth rate

Simon Cox, François Graner

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Abstract

We consider three-dimensional clusters of equal-volume bubbles packed around a central bubble and calculate their energy and optimal shape. We obtain the surface area and bubble pressures to improve on existing growth laws for three-dimensional bubble clusters. We discuss the possible number of bubbles that can be packed around a central one: the “kissing problem,” here adapted to deformable objects.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2004

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