Simulations of coulombic fission of charged inviscid drops.

  title={Simulations of coulombic fission of charged inviscid drops.},
  author={Justin C. Burton and Peter Taborek},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={106 14},
We present boundary-integral simulations of the evolution of critically charged droplets. For such droplets, small perturbations are unstable and eventually lead to the formation of a lemon-shaped drop with very sharp tips. For perfectly conducting drops, the tip forms a self-similar cone shape with a subtended angle identical to that of a Taylor cone, and quantities such as pressure and velocity diverge in time with power-law scaling. In contrast, when charge transport is described by a finite… 

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