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Issue 25, 2020

Oxide-mediated mechanisms of gallium foam generation and stabilization during shear mixing in air

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Abstract

Foaming of gallium-based liquid metals improves their processability and—seemingly in contrast to processing of other metal foams—can be achieved through shear-mixing in air without addition of solid microparticles. Resolving this discrepancy, systematic processing–structure–property characterization demonstrates that many crumpled oxide particles are generated prior to air bubble accumulation.

Graphical abstract: Oxide-mediated mechanisms of gallium foam generation and stabilization during shear mixing in air

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Submitted
23 Mar 2020
Accepted
09 May 2020
First published
11 May 2020

Soft Matter, 2020,16, 5801-5805
Article type
Communication
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Oxide-mediated mechanisms of gallium foam generation and stabilization during shear mixing in air

W. Kong, N. U. H. Shah, T. V. Neumann, M. H. Vong, P. Kotagama, M. D. Dickey, R. Y. Wang and K. Rykaczewski, Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 5801 DOI: 10.1039/D0SM00503G

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