Stable production of liquid jets with vanishing diameters via tip streaming

  • Montanero, José María (University of Extremadura)
  • Rubio, Manuel (University of Valladolid)
  • Eggers, Jens (University of Bristol)
  • Herrada, Miguel Angel (University of Seville)

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We analyze the linear stability of the tip streaming produced by a linear extensional flow. Our numerical results show that jets with vanishingly small diameters can be formed for sufficiently large inner and outer viscosities, independently of the jet density and the outer flow intensity. These results may guide the production of monodisperse collections of drops and capsules with arbitrarily small diameters.