0372-400Х (Edition in Ukrainian)
2071-0186 (Edition in English)
2071-0194 (in electronic form)
Abbreviated key title: Ukr. J. Phys.
Korobko O.V., Brytan A.M., Verbinska G.M., Gavryushenko D.A.
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Physics
(4, Academician Glushkov Ave., Kyiv 03127, Ukraine; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation on Evaporation of Suspended Alcohol Droplets
Section: Soft matter
Abstract: The influence of 390-nm ultraviolet radiation on the droplet evaporation under various pressures in the atmosphere of dry nitrogen has been studied for a series of homologous alcohols (n-propanol, n-butanol, n-pentanol, n-heptanol, n-octanol, and n-decanol). The alcohol evaporation rates under and without irradiation are calculated. A significant increase in the evaporation rate under low-power radiation is found for higher alcohols, and this growth is shown to be not associated with the heating of a droplet. The obtained results are analyzed by comparing them with experimental data on the slow neutron scattering.
Key words: evaporation of alcohols, irradiation, suspended droplet method, neutron scattering.