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We study the breakup of an axisymmetric low viscosity liquid volume (ethanol and water), held by surface tension on supporting rods, when subject to a vigorous axial stretching. One of the rods is promptly set into a fast axial motion, either with constant acceleration, or constant velocity, and we aim at describing the remnant mass adhering to it. A thin ligament is withdrawn from the initial liquid volume, which eventually breaks up at time . We find that the breakup time and entrained mass are related by , where σ is the liquid surface tension. For a constant acceleration γ, and although the overall process is driven by surface tension, is found to be independent of σ, while is inversely proportional to γ. We measure and derive the corresponding scaling laws in the case of constant velocity too.


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