Control of non-solid diffusers by electrostatic charging

Sahoo, Deepak Ranjan, Martinez Plasencia, Diego and Subramanian, Sriram (2015) Control of non-solid diffusers by electrostatic charging. In: CHI 2015 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 18-23, 2015, Seoul, Korea.

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Abstract

The form factors of displays using fog or water surface are limited by our ability to control the non-solid substances used as the diffuser. We propose a charging technique for polar aerosols (e.g., mist or fog) that allows control of the shape and trajectory of such non-solid diffusers using electric fields. We report experiments that allowed us to design a charging mechanism that produces charged fog aerosols with homogeneous electrical mobility. We illustrate our idea by demonstrating how electric fields can be used to control the shape of a fog display and the trajectory of a bubble display.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: https://youtu.be/VlQILrifzPs
Keywords: Non-solid diffusers; Shape changing; Aerosol; Polar molecules; Diffusion charging; Electrostatic field; Control
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Deepak Sahoo
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 13:01
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 13:01
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57233

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