Influence of thermodynamic state on nanojet break-up

H. Shin, M. Oschwald, M. M. Micci, W. Yoon

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Using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics, argon nanojet injection was simulated under vacuum conditions. A series of simulations with different shapes of solid platinum injectors was conducted. Observed droplet sizes and jet break-up characteristics resemble the Rayleigh break-up theory. However, the different injector shapes did not cause a significant change in the nanojet break-up behaviour. The liquid temperature inside the injector was found to be a controlling factor in determining the subsequent break-up characteristics. A higher liquid temperature is preferred for the faster nanojet break-up with the shorter break-up length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2838-2845
Number of pages8
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Shin, H., Oschwald, M., Micci, M. M., & Yoon, W. (2005). Influence of thermodynamic state on nanojet break-up. Nanotechnology, 16(12), 2838-2845.