The Foam Book
Aqueous Foam Technology References
The Aqueous Foam Technology Book
There are only a few books on the general subject of aqueous foams:
Bikerman, J.J., "Foams: Theory and Industrial Applications," Reinhold Publishing, NY, NY, 1953. Library of Congress # 53-8705.
Bikerman, J.J., "Foams," Springer-Verlag, New York, 1973. ISBN 0387061088.
Boys, C.V., "Soap Bubbles," Dover Publications, December, 1959, ISBN 0486205428.
Ekserova, D.R. and Krugliakov, P.M., "Foam and Foam Films: Theory, Experiment, Application, "Studies in Interface Science, Vol. 5, Elsevier Science, NY, NY, December, 1997, ISBN 0444819223.
Edwards, D., Brenner, H., and Wasan, D.T., "Interfacial Transport Processes and Rheology,"Butterworth Heineman, Stoneham, MA, 1991.
Isenberg, C., "The Science of Soap Films and Soap Bubbles," Dover Publications, February, 1992,ISBN 0486269604.
Prud'Homme, R.K. and Khan, Saad A., Editors, " Foams: Theory, Measurements, and Applications," Surfactant Science Series, Volume 57, Marcel Dekker, October, 1995, ISBN 0824793951.
Perkowitz, S., "Universal Foam," Walker & Co., NY, NY, 2000, ISBN 0-8027-1357-2.
Weaire, D.L., "The Kelvin Problem: Foam Structures of Minimal Surface," Taylor & Francis, November, 1997, ISBN 0748406328.
Weaire, D.L., "Physics of Foams," Oxford University Press, December, 1999, ISBN 0198505515
Wilson, A.J., Editor, " Foams: Physics, Chemistry, and Structure," Springer-Verlag, New York, 1989, ISBN 0387195483
Salyer, I.O., "What Old Jobs, Odd Jobs, New Jobs Await Billion-Bubble Foam?", Scientific American, September, 1973 (note this was an advertisement placed in Scientific American by Monsanto, and it outlines the development of certain foam technologies many years in advance).
Aubert, J.H., Kraynik, A.M., and Rand, P.B., "Aqueous Foams," Scientific American, May, 1986, page 74ff.
Ouellette, J., "The Physics of ... Foam ... Bubble, Bubble," Discover, June, 2002, pages 25-27.
Durian, D.J. and Weitz, D.A., "Foams," in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th. Edition, Vol. 11, 783-805 (1994).
Ross, S., "Foams," in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 3rd. Edition, Vol. 11, 127-145.
Shedlovsky, L., "Foams," in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 2nd. Edition, Vol. 9, 884-901.
Valko, E.I., "Foams," in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 1st. Edition, Vol. 6, 772-778.
Dume, B., "Foam Result Surprises Scientists," original reference, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 168303 (2005).
OTHER GENERAL REFERENCE SOURCES -
Patents can be identified and purchased through Delphion.
Ordinary literature can be obtained through Chemical Abstracts on-line service, STNEASY, or the more conventional literature searching procedures.
Chemical Abstracts service is located at 2540 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202, telephone, 614-447-3600, fax, 614-447-3713, and customer service, 800-753-4227.
Another library, with a somewhat complementary collection to Chemical Abstracts, is the Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110-2496, telephone, 816-363-4600, fax, 816-926-8785, customer service, 800-662-1545. Requests can be filled via e-mail.
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