Dynamics and coarsening in three-dimensional foams

D. J. Durian, D. A. Weitz, D. J. Pine

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The authors show that diffusing-wave spectroscopy can be used as a non-invasive probe of the bulk properties of three-dimensional foams. A new picture accounting for the origin of the temporal fluctuations of multiply scattered light is developed and corroborated with direct observations through a microscope. The interpretation and measurements yield the growth law for the coarsening of foam bubbles and new insight into their dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number069
Pages (from-to)SA433-SA436
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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