Caught in the act

Matthews, Lindsay
January 1994
Nature;1/6/1994, Vol. 367 Issue 6458, p21
Academic Journal
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.


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