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Electrokinetic transport in liquid foams


Investigating electrokinetic transport in a liquid foam is at the confluence of two well developed research areas. On one hand, the study of electrokinetic flows (i.e. surface-driven flows generated close to a charged interface) is fairly well understood in regards the solid/liquid interface. On the other hand, the flow of liquid in a 3D de-formable network, i.e a foam, under a volume force such as gravity has been thoroughly studied over the past decade. The overlapping zone of these two frameworks is of great interest for both communities as it gives rise to challenging new questions such as: what is the importance of the nature of the charged interface, created by mobile and soluble surfactants in the case of foam, on electrokinetic transport? How does a foam behave when submitted to a surface-driven flow? Can we compensate a volume-driven flow, i.e. gravity, by a surface-driven flow, i.e. electroosmosis? In this review, we will explore these questions on three different scales: a surfactant laden interface, a foam film and a macroscopic foam.
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hal-01628792 , version 1 (09-12-2017)



Oriane Bonhomme, Baptiste Blanc, Laurent Joly, Christophe Ybert, Anne-Laure Biance. Electrokinetic transport in liquid foams. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 2017, 247, pp.477 - 490. ⟨10.1016/j.cis.2017.06.005⟩. ⟨hal-01628792⟩
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