Demonstration and interpretation of 'scutoid' cells formed in a quasi-2D soap froth

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-364
Number of pages7
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Volume98
Issue number8
Early online date07 Dec 2018
DOI
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 07 Dec 2018
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Abstract

Recently a novel type of epithelial cell has been discovered and dubbed the ‘scutoid’. It is induced by curvature of the bounding surfaces. We show by simulations and experiments that such cells are to be found in a dry foam subjected to this boundary condition