Quantitative flow visualization of internal circulation in droplets by PHANTOMM (PHoto-Activated Nonintrusive Tracking Of Molecular Motion) flow tagging Conference Paper uri icon


  • by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronaulics Inc. All rights reserved. We report the use of the PHANTOMM flow tagging technique to obtain quantitative velocity measurements in free falling water droplets and in electrobydrodynamic Taylor cones. A simple ray tracing procedure is outlined to remove the geometric distortion caused by the droplet curvature. Uncorrected, this distortion is shown to cause errors in both velocity magnitude and sign.

name of conference

  • 33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit

published proceedings

  • 33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit

author list (cited authors)

  • Harris, S., Lempert, W., Burcham, C., Saville, D., Miles, R., Hersch, L., Gee, K., & Haugland, R.

publication date

  • January 1, 1995 11:11 AM