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International Journal of Physics. 2014, 2(3), 83-85
DOI: 10.12691/ijp-2-3-3
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Study of Electrocapillarity in Dielectrics Using Palm Oil

Nwodo A. N1 and Ugwu E.I2,

1Department. of Physics, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike – Ikwo,

2Department of Industrial Physics, Ebonyi State University, P.B.M 53, Abakaliki, Nigeria

Pub. Date: June 20, 2014

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Nwodo A. N and Ugwu E.I. Study of Electrocapillarity in Dielectrics Using Palm Oil. International Journal of Physics. 2014; 2(3):83-85. doi: 10.12691/ijp-2-3-3


This paper presents analytical and experimental study of electrocapillarity in dielectrics under the frame work of parallel plates using palm oil.. First, Mathematical approach was used to derive an expression relating capillary ascent with the applied field. The results obtained from the experiment and that of the analytical results were compared with the expected results from the equation relating the liquid ascent and the applied field obtained from Lippmann equation, where it was observed that there is no evidence of linear relation between the height of the capillary rise of oil in the tube and the applied field.

Electrocapillarity Dielectric parallel plates Electric field Palm oil Capillary rise

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