The Saykally Group

Experimental and Theoretical Physical Chemistry

Electrokinetics of Liquid Microjets


The electrokinetic effect can be exploited for both power and hydrogen generation. Currently, we are working to optimize the efficiency of the power generation by maximizing the perimeter to area ratio in the disks shown in the figure. Alternatively, it has been observed that the current generated by the system changes when ions are introduced. This change has been observed in concentrations as low as the attomolar regime.