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 (US)
Pages (from-to)2838-2845
Number of pages8
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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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