The taste of a fresh beer, the thermal properties of building insulation or the efficiency of rare-earth recovery processes are few examples of properties which depend on the structure of foams. Foams, in addition to being ubiquitous, are extremely complex materials. Not only because they are intrinsically unstable systems, but because their properties depend on structural and dynamical features which vary from the A to the cm scale, and from the microsecond to the minute time scale.
This workshop, held as a satellite event of the Symposium in the honor of Isabelle Grillo, aims at bringing together the community of colloidal scientists working in the field of foams, to exchange on recent progress in the field, including scattering and related techniques available to characterize these extraordinary complex materials.
Leonardo Chiappisi - ILL, Grenoble
Olivier Diat - ICSM, Marcoule