Meniscus dynamic behaviors in a squeeze mode piezoelectric inkjet device

Tzong-Shyng Leu, Jan Hua Lin

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Abstract

Meniscus dynamic behaviors, as well as its optimal waveform of driving signal, in a squeeze mode piezoelectric inkjet device are studied in this paper. To use the squeeze mode piezoelectric inkjet device as a drop on demand dispenser, the driving signal is trapezium waveform. The parameters in a trapezium waveform of the driving signal include rise time (trise), dwelling time (tdwell), fall time (tfall) and voltage (Vp). Among these parameters, the most important parameter of driving signal is the dwelling time. To demonstrate the importance of dwelling time, a LED signal synchronized with the driving signal is used to visualize the instantaneous meniscus shape under a microscope. Experimental results show the meniscus oscillation at beginning and droplet ejection at the later phase. It is found there is an optimal dwelling time. At the optimal dwelling time, droplet ejects in a minimum time and its ejection velocity reaches the maximum. The optimal dwelling time can be further identified it relates to a pressure wave oscillation within the device. The optimal dwelling time can be approximated as the length (L) of the piezoelectric inkjet device divided by the speed of sound (C) in the dispensed fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ICLASS 2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event10th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ICLASS 2006 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2006 Aug 272006 Sep 1

Other

Other10th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ICLASS 2006
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period06-08-2706-09-01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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    Leu, T-S., & Lin, J. H. (2006). Meniscus dynamic behaviors in a squeeze mode piezoelectric inkjet device. In 10th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ICLASS 2006