TITLE

Caught in the act

AUTHOR(S)
Matthews, Lindsay
PUB. DATE
January 1994
SOURCE
Nature;1/6/1994, Vol. 367 Issue 6458, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses Coulomb fission in electrically charged heptane droplet rupturing to produce a fine spray of tiny offspring. Photograph of the process achieved by using a shadowgraph technique with 25-nanosecond flashes of light combined with a fast CCD (charge-coupled device) camera; Photograph discrediting the common view of a violent, convulsive explosion.
ACCESSION #
9403292178

 

Related Articles

  • High speed laser shadowgraphy for electromagnetically driven cylindrical implosions. Rodriguez, G.; Roberts, J. P.; Echave, J. A.; Taylor, A. J. // Review of Scientific Instruments;Aug2001, Vol. 72 Issue 8 

    A laser shadowgraphy system for high-speed imaging of a convergent cylindrical shockwave generated by an electromagnetically driven solid density liner implosion in Lucite is described. The laser shadowgraphy system utilizes an advanced high-energy, long-pulse, frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser for...

  • Streaked laser shadowgraphy of tungsten wire array implosions on the Saturn generator Deeney, C.; McGurn, J.; Noack, D.; Porter, J. L.; Spielman, R. B.; Seamen, J. F.; Jobe, D.O.; Vargas, M. F.; Gilliland, T.; Douglas, M. R.; Matzen, M. K. // Review of Scientific Instruments;Jan1997, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p647 

    Describes a streaked laser shadowgraphy system for the analysis of the implosion phase of tungsten wire arrays. Wire array dynamics; Peak currents; Peak radiated powers; Configuration of the optical system.

  • Bottled Lightning.  // Scholastic SuperScience;Mar2011, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p7 

    The article presents a science experiment on how to create electric charges.

  • Stability of charged drops of spheroidal shapes with respect to axisymmetric deformation. Grigor’ev, A. I.; Shiryaeva, S. O.; Shchukin, S. I. // Technical Physics;Jul98, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p774 

    The stability of a strongly charged spherical drop with respect to deformations of its shape to prolate and oblate spheroids has been studied. It is shown that drops can become unstable and can break apart provided that the virtual shape is a prolate spheroid. Deforming a drop to an oblate...

  • Strong support for alloy breakthrough. Czyzewski, Andrew // Engineer (00137758);6/20/2011, Vol. 296 Issue 7819, p8 

    The article reports on the development of an alloy that can increase breaking strength upon application of an electrical charge by a team of German and Chinese scientists.

  • Are you sure that comb has a negative charge? Noll, Ellis D. // Science Teacher;May94, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p43 

    Reports on how the electroscope aids in the identification of an electrical charge. Components of an electroscope; Charging an electroscope with a positive charge; Bringing the material to be tested close to the electroscope; Reactions of positive charges versus those of negative charges.

  • dipole.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p659 

    A definition of the term "dipole" which refers to a molecule in which each end has an equal but opposite charge is presented.

  • e.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p714 

    An encyclopedia entry for "e," which refers to either electric charge, electron or the Latin word ex, meaning form, is presented.

  • Movement of charges in solid deuterium. Trusov, A. B.; Mezhov-Deglin, L. P.; Levchenko, A. A. // JETP Letters;3/10/96, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p376 

    The velocity of positive and negative charges (charged defects) in solid deuterium was measured and the mobility and diffusion coefficient of the charges were determined. It was found that near the melting temperature in fields E<5·105 V/cm the mobility of charges of both signs drops...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics