Improving a nozzle tip with a guard ring for an Electrospray system

Bremnen Veliz, Sandra Bermejo, Luis Castaner

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Abstract

The Electrospray technique allows the formation of small droplets from aqueous solutions that may contain nanoparticles of different materials in suspension, leading to the deposition of layers of the nanoparticles. The geometry of the nozzle and the electric field lines from the tip to substrate are key parameters to concentrate the jet of nanodroplets to enhance the deposition control. This work examines the introduction and effect of a guard ring placed at a specific distance from the nozzle. We have been able to make observations with a CCD camera of the fast formation of the Taylor cone with a long elongated jet of deionized water when both the guard ring and substrate are connected to ground. Main results show that the guard ring allows to concentrate the spray jet, reduces the voltage required to shape the cone and reduce the dispersion of the deposit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, CDE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509050727
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, CDE 2017 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 Feb 201710 Feb 2017

Publication series

Name2017 Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, CDE 2017

Conference

Conference2017 Spanish Conference on Electron Devices, CDE 2017
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period8/02/1710/02/17

Keywords

  • Electric field lines
  • Electrospray
  • nanoparticles
  • Taylor cone

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