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Disintegration of Charged Liquid Jets: Results with Isopropyl Alcohol

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Science  03 Apr 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3927, pp. 118-119
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3927.118

Abstract

Disintegration processes occurring with charged jets of isopropyl alcohol differ in several respects from results obtained with water. Although bimodal distributions of drop size shift to smaller diameters with increasing electrification for both liquids, the lower surface tension of the alcohol promotes the formation of secondary jets and a fan configuration not observed for water.