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The Leidenfrost Maze

The Leidenfrost Maze

(3:04) If you’ve ever fried an egg, you’ve probably seen the Leidenfrost effect in action. When a liquid droplet is placed on a surface that is significantly above its boiling point, a layer of vapour is formed beneath the droplet, allowing it to skip and slide around. Add grooves and you can guide the droplets. University of Bath undergraduate students Carmen Cheng and Matthew Guy built this Leidenfrost Maze to demonstrate the self-propulsion properties of Leidenfrost droplets at public events and schools.

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Guest: Tiny Tim (1470 days ago)
Latest comment: Those cheeky little drops of water. They'll convice you the sky'll drop on your head next.
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Latest comment: Those cheeky little drops of water. They'll convice you the sky'll drop on your head next.
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