Translation-deformation coupling effects on the Rayleigh instability of an electrodynamically levitated charged droplet.

@article{Gawande2022TranslationdeformationCE,
  title={Translation-deformation coupling effects on the Rayleigh instability of an electrodynamically levitated charged droplet.},
  author={Neha Gawande and Y S Mayya and Rochish M. Thaokar},
  journal={The European physical journal. E, Soft matter},
  year={2022},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={
          47
        }
}
The breakup pathway of the Rayleigh fission process observed in the past experiments carried out using high-speed imaging of a charged drop levitated in an AC quadrupole trap has shown to exhibit several cycles of shape and center-of-mass oscillations followed by asymmetric breakup by ejecting a jet in the upward direction (i.e., opposite to the direction of gravity). We recently attempted to explain this using boundary integral simulations in the Stokes flow limit, wherein the position of the… 

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