Resonant oscillation phenomena of a sessile droplet on electrohydrodynamic jetting nozzle

Ho Kim, Jungkeun Yang, Jaewon Chung

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The resonant oscillation of a sessile droplet on the electrohydrodynamic (EHD) jetting nozzle was studied using a series of sinusoidal and square pulse voltage signal. At small amplitude oscillations, the lowest mode resonant frequency depended on a contact angle and the explicit relationship was developed assuming one-dimensional standing capillary wave. When the meniscus was oscillated with a higher voltage amplitude for jetting, its height became maximum at the phase delay of about Π/2 from the maximum applied voltage signal, which can be predicted in a harmonic oscillator model. In addition, there existed an effective resonant frequency where the meniscus oscillation was amplified quickly to initiate a jetting earlier, and the jetting continued every cycle afterwards. Therefore, the resonant oscillation would be effectively used for high speed printing of a simple regular pattern where the jetting should occur at a constant frequency.

Original languageEnglish
Article number05HC03
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number5 SPEC. ISSUE 3
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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