Heim, K.; Garcia-Moreno, F.; Vinod Kumar, G.S.; Rack, A.; Banhart, J.: The rupture of a single liquid aluminium alloy film. Soft Matter 10 (2014), p. 4711-4716

The present study is based on the idea of understanding the rupture of films in metal foams by studying free standing metallic films as a model system. Liquid dynamics, the velocity of the rupturing material as well as the behaviour of ceramic particles inside the melt were analysed optically ex situ and by synchrotron X-ray radiography in situ. It was found that the resistance of films to rupture is mainly based on the interaction between solid particles and an immobile oxide skin, the formation of which depends on the oxygen content of the surrounding atmosphere and the presence of magnesium.