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Effect of Strong Electrical Fields on the Boiling Points of some Alcohols

Naturevolume 192page1286 (1961) | Download Citation



SINCE the publication of our communication in Nature, several attempts have been made to explain this phenomenon and to calculate the magnitude of the lowering of the boiling points. These attempts naturally deal with the application of thermodynamics to the mechanical effects arising out of the application of strong electrical fields to dielectrics. These models, however, predict very small lowering of the boiling points (of the order of 10−5 deg. C. for fields of the order of 5 kV./cm.).

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  1. Department of Physics, College of Engineering and Technology, Haus Khas, New Delhi

    • P. K. KATTI
  2. Chemistry Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

    • M. M. CHAUDHRI


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