General References


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.

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 email.