Vortex rings in pure water under static external electric field
Journal article, 2005

The reproducible development of vortex rings in pure water under the action of a static external electric field is demonstrated. The phenomenon results from the electrochemical decomposition of water. Given the low conductivity of water in the absence of electrolyte, the field-driven buildup of hydroxide ions at the anode becomes essential to the proton release, which in turn is the result of the molecular O-2(g) evolution. Water recombination processes, which have protons flowing in a hydroxide background, as a key ingredient produce the phenomenon. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

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Author

Zackary Chiragwandi

University of Gothenburg

Omer Nur

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Magnus Willander

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Chemical Physics

Itai Panas

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Environmental Inorganic Chemistry

Applied Physics Letters

0003-6951 (ISSN) 1077-3118 (eISSN)

Vol. 87(15) 15 1-3

Subject Categories

Environmental Sciences

DOI

10.1063/1.2099523

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10/7/2017