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Paper   IPM / Nano-Sciences / 16919
School of Nano Science
  Title:   Effect of Permittivity on the Electric-Field-Driven Rotation Dynamics in a Liquid Film
1.  Reza Shirsavar
2.  Saeid Mollaei
3.  Mansoure Moeini Rizi
4.  Ali Reza Moradi
5.  Ahmad Amjadi
6.  Mehdi Habibi
7.  Ali Najafi
  Status:   Published
  Journal: App. Optics
  Vol.:  3
  Year:  2022
  Pages:   78
  Supported by:  IPM
Applying a constant electric field on a suspended film of liquid that carries an electric current, either by the transport of ions or surface charges, induces a rotation in the film. This system is known as “liquid film motor”. So far, the effect of permittivity of the liquid on its rotation has been ignored. We showed that the permittivity of the liquid can significantly affect the dynamics of rotation. Using an experimental approach, we studied the liquid film rotation for a broad range of pure liquids with diverse permittivities and surface tensions. We observed two different regimes of rotation depending on the permittivity of the liquids. We also found that there is no correlation between the surface tension of the liquid and the angular velocity of the rotation. We considered a theoretical framework and suggested scenarios to explain our experimental observations. These results help in better understanding the physics of liquid film motors and suggest opportunities for new flow manipulation techniques at small scales.

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