Forma, Vol. 10 (No. 1), pp. 65-73, 1995
Original Paper

Cylindrical Packing of Foam Cells

Nicolas Pittet1, Nicolas Rivier1 and Denis Weaire2

1Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, Framce
2Physics Department, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

(Received December 19, 1994; Accepted March 26, 1995)

Keywords: Foam, Structure Transition, Bubbles, Phyllotaxis, Cylindrical Packing

Abstract. We present results of observations of the structures found in a cylindrical foam of equal bubbles. This work greatly extends the preliminary findings of Weaire et al. Photographs of many of these structures are included.