Nanotech 2001 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2001 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems

Micro and Bio Fluidics Chapter 6

Surface Tension Induced Instability of Viscous Liquid Jets

Authors: E.P. Furlani, C.N. Delametter, J.M. Chwalek and D. Trauernicht

Affilation: Eastman Kodak Company, United States

Pages: 186 - 189

Keywords: viscous jet instability, surface tension modulation, capillary instability of a viscous jet, drop formation, slender jet analysis

Viscous liquid jets are inherently unstable, and drop formation can be induced by various means including surface tension modulation. Furthermore, surface tension is temperature dependent, and can be modulated by locally heating the surface of the jet as

ISBN: 0-9708275-0-4
Pages: 638