Physics of a Bubble
I want to be able to find how heavy a solid can a bubble in a
solution hold up, before the solid 'falls' into the solution. I need specific
formulas, and I was wondering where can I start looking a in a physics book?
The original "Eureka!": Archimedes' principle of buoyancy.
If I am reading your question correctly, you are asking about
"balancing" a solid on top of a bubble (or supporting it on a
foam). This is related to the surface tension of the solution
and the wettability of the solid -- I think the contact area
between the two needs to be in there too. Hopefully someone
else can be a little more specific!
gregory r bradburn
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