Controlling the flow of liquid foams

From chocolate mousse to shaving foam and insulating foams, foams are ubiquitous in everyday objects. A better understanding of their mechanical behavior opens up a wide range of applications.

Liquid foams are networks of bubbles known for their complex flow properties. Studying the role of asperities on their flow could, in the long term, lead to energy reductions in the transport of liquid foams. This is the aim of the AsperFoam project, conducted at the Laboratoire de Physique des Solides in Orsay and funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), whose objective is to support French research excellence and innovation at national, European and international levels.

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