Electro-convection about conducting particles

Ehud Yariv*, Touvia Miloh

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A perfectly conducting spherical particle is suspended within an electrolyte solution and is exposed to a uniformly applied electric field. Using a weak-field approximation, the electro-kinetic flow is analysed for arbitrary Debye-layer thickness, the commonly employed thin-layer model emerging as a special case. We identify a scalar property which quantifies the global strength of the quadrupolar flow structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-172
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
StatePublished - 25 Jan 2008


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