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Leidenfrost experiment investigating levitating water
- Title Leidenfrost experiment investigating levitating water
- Released 03/10/2013 5:45 pm
- Copyright ESA
The Spin-Leidenfrost team is composed of two PhD students who study Physical Sciences at the University of Liege in Belgium. They studied the Leidenfrost effect under hypergravity conditions. When a droplet of water is dropped onto a hot plate (just above 100°C), it takes a fraction of a second to evaporate. However, when the surface temperature is above a given threshold (the so-called Leidenfrost Point), the droplet levitates on its own vapour and takes several seconds, or even minutes, to evaporate. The team investigated how increasing the weight of the droplets with hypergravity shifted the Leidenfrost Point while under hypergravity conditions.
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