The European Physical Journal E

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 409–415 | Cite as

The interfacial energy of two-dimensional bidisperse cellular fluids

  • W. NowickiEmail author
  • G. Nowicka


The mixing energy of two biphasic fluid systems (dispersions of two liquids or a liquid and a gas, A and B in a liquid C), confined between two parallel plates, is calculated. Our attention is limited to concentrated and monodisperse systems, i.e. emulsions and foam/emulsions consisting of equal-size (if of the same composition) cells separated by a thin liquid film. It is demonstrated that the multiphase mixtures ordered into regular patterns can be stable in a wide range of interfacial tensions acting along A-C and B-C interfaces and also in a wide range of volume fractions of fluid A. Anisotropic properties of such well-ordered structures are also demonstrated.


Interfacial Tension Liquid Film Interfacial Energy Parallel Plate Regular Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryA. Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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