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Evaporative cooling of microscopic water droplets in vacuo: Molecular dynamics simulations and kinetic gas theory
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2793-5052
2016 (English)In: Journal of Chemical Physics, ISSN 0021-9606, E-ISSN 1089-7690, Vol. 144, no 12, 124502Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In the present study, we investigate the process of evaporative cooling of nanometer-sized droplets in vacuum using molecular dynamics simulations with the TIP4P/2005 water model. The results are compared to the temperature evolution calculated from the Knudsen theory of evaporation which is derived from kinetic gas theory. The calculated and simulation results are found to be in very good agreement for an evaporation coefficient equal to unity. Our results are of interest to experiments utilizing droplet dispensers as well as to cloud micro-physics. (C) 2016 Author(s).

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-185998DOI: 10.1063/1.4944387ISI: 000373644400039PubMedID: 27036456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-185998DiVA: diva2:926963
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Available from: 2016-05-10 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2016-05-10Bibliographically approved

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