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Effect of polyelectrolytes on (de)stability of liquid foam films

Fauser, Heiko; Klitzing, Regine von

The review addresses the influence of polyelectrolytes on the stabilisation of free-standing liquid foam films, which affects the stability of a whole macroscopic foam. Both the composition of the film surface and the stratification of the film bulk drives the drainage and the interfacial forces within a foam film. Beside synthetic polyelectrolytes also natural polyelectrolytes like cellulose, proteins and DNA are considered.
Published in: Soft matter, 10.1039/c4sm01241k, Royal Society of Chemistry
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