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An observation of toner scatterings behavior in the transfer process

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A toner motion between parallel plates in a transfer process is observed with a model experimental setup. The number of toner scatterings is counted by the image analysis software and it increases with the decreasing of the transfer gap. In order to analyze the toner scattering phenomena, a three-dimensional toner motion is calculated with an electrostatic simulation and Distinct Element Method. The experimental and simulated results referring to the relationship between the number of toner scatterings and the transfer gap are in good agreement. The observations of toner scattering process are carried out for various combinations of parameters in the transfer process, and the quantitative relationship between the number of toner scatterings and the parameters is obtained.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2008

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