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Waterglass exhibits intumescent behavior on thermal treatment, a property being utilized extensively for fire-resistant glass applications. Here, we report on the fundamental understanding of the macro and microscopic structural changes related to foaming.
Van der Waals forces modify the fluctuations of the surface of a liquid film and this effect has been measured in collaboration between SVI, SIMM (ESPCI, Paris) and LOMA (Univ. Bordeaux)
Micrometric, electrically irreversible smectic A liquid crystal defect patterns can be used as active films for smart windows with voltage-adjustable and reversible haze levels.
Falling jet of dry granular material in water: We show the role of the capillarity and velocity in designing the shape of the interface between the dry grains and the wet material.
A casted glass flow keeps the memory of its local cooling rate, as revealed by precise Raman spectroscopy.