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On the Theory of the Plasma Capillary Effect

Authors
  • Bredikhin, A. A.1
  • Kulumbaev, E. B.1
  • 1 Belgorod State National Research University, Belgorod, Russia , Belgorod (Russia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
High Temperature
Publisher
Pleiades Publishing
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2020
Volume
58
Issue
6
Pages
773–776
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1134/S0018151X20060061
Source
Springer Nature
License
Yellow

Abstract

AbstractFrom the condition of the minimum energy of a three-phase system in an equilibrium stable state, it is shown that the plasma capillary effect occurs due to the electrification of the meniscus when the liquid comes into contact with the plasma. The presence of an electric charge on the meniscus leads to an increase in the wettability of the capillary walls by the liquid. It was additionally established that a second stationary, but unstable state of the system appears in this case. The calculation results are consistent with the observational data.

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