2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Oxygen plasma treated superhydrophobic nozzle for electrospray device

Y. Lee, D. Byun, S.B.Q. Tran, S. Kim, B. Park, S. Lee
Konkuk University, KR

Keywords:
superhydrophobic nozzle, electrospray, oxygen plasma

Abstract:
When the meniscus of liquid is subject to strong electric field, electric charge is induced on the meniscus and electrostatic force elongates the liquid to form a cone-jet. This electrospray phenomenon can be applied to many fields. Because the hydrophobicity may enhance the stability of liquid meniscus and jet formation, this article presents polymer based electrospray device with super-hydrophobic nozzle surface treated by oxygen plasma process.


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