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Mightee writes "Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor in 1964 described the phenomena of liquid drop changing its shape when passing through an electric field. He observed it in the rain drops modifying their outlook when struck upon by lightening.

Exploring the same phenomena, a team of researchers hailing from Georgia Institute of technology, have unveiled another method for solidification of liquids. Demonstrated with the help of simulation, they have explained the solidification of liquid into crystals under the influence of sufficiently high electric fields. They have termed this phase transformation as "electro-crystallization".

Instead of the spherical liquid drops used by Taylor, the Georgia tech researchers focused their study on a liquid formamide droplet of 10 nanometer radius. Formamide is composed of polar molecules with dipole moment twice as that of a water molecule."

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