Micron-sized droplets irradiated with a pulsed CO(2) laser: measurement of explosion and breakdown thresholds.

@article{Pinnick1990MicronsizedDI,
  title={Micron-sized droplets irradiated with a pulsed CO(2) laser: measurement of explosion and breakdown thresholds.},
  author={Ronald G. Pinnick and Amiya Biswas and Robert L. Armstrong and Samuel Gregory Jennings and J. David Pendleton and G Fern{\'a}andez},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1990},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={918-25}
}
Measurements of minimum CO(2) laser fluence required to explode or disintegrate 10-60 microm radius droplets of water, ethanol, diesel (hexadecane), CCl(4), bromoform, and ethyl bromide are reported. Threshold fluences range from 0.4 J cm(-2) for 10-microm radius ethanol drops to 20 J cm(-2) for 30microm bromoform drops. Threshold fluences for water… CONTINUE READING